Providing a carefully developed and comprehensive overview of the corrosion chemistry of metallic materials, this book covers the principal methods of corrosion prevention. It includes a systematic study of the physical chemistry of the surface supported by state-of-the-art analysis methods. The author builds a scientific foundation by developing t

Thermodynamics of corrosion reaction - Surfaces and interfaces - Rates of corrosion reactions; experimental study of electrode reactions - Metal passivity - Corrosion mechanisms - Atmospheric corrosion and oxidation - High-temperature corrosion - Chemical and mechanical aspects of wear - Stress corrosion - Protection against corrosion.