Introduction to Corrosion Science

Authors: McCafferty, E.

  • Text emphasizes basic principles of corrosion science which underpin extensions to practice
  • Provides a brief but rigorous introduction to corrosion science
  • Most chapters contain a problem set, which corresponds and complements lessons in the text
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About this Textbook

Introduction to Corrosion Science is suitable for a one-semester course in corrosion science at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level for students that do not have backgrounds in electrochemistry but have taken introductory courses in materials science or physical chemistry. The text follows the approach of a physical chemist or materials scientist and is geared toward students of physical chemistry, materials science, and engineering. In addition, practicing corrosion engineers and materials engineers will find useful information that will broaden their understanding of the fundamental principles of corrosion science. This textbook grew out of classroom lectures, which the author presented as a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Chapters on:

o Charged interfaces

o Electrochemical cells

o Thermodynamics of corrosion

o Corrosion kinetics and mixed potential theory

o Concentration polarization and diffusion

o Passivity

o Crevice corrosion and pitting

o Stress-corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue

o Corrosion inhibitors

o Corrosion under organic coatings

o AC impedance

o High temperature oxidation

 

Key features:

o Detailed illustrations

o Worked example problems

o Problem sets after each chapter

o Extensive references

o Appendices to show the origin of important equations

 

About the author:

Dr. E. McCafferty is a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University and a consultant to the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., where he has conducted research in corrosion science for over thirty years.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The author does an excellent job guiding both the novice and expert corrosion scientist through the content with a clear, concise writing style. … a wide selection of problems at the end of most chapters allows students to test their understanding of the material. … While the text is definitely intended for use in a graduate or advanced undergraduate lecture course in corrosion science, the text would also make an excellent reference for anyone teaching a course in environmental science or electrochemistry.” (Lester L. Pesterfield, Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 89, 2012)

“Introduction to corrosion science is absolutely ‘the book’ that any student of chemistry, material science and/or engineering studying corrosion science should have on their desk. It contains everything one needs to know about the fundamental principles of corrosion. … Although this textbook is primarily intended for a one-semester course in corrosion science … I find it also beneficial as a comprehensive reference book for professionals. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend it to everyone; this book is simply a ‘must have’.” (Amela Keserović, Materials and Corrosion, Vol. 63 (11), 2012)

“I also used this book for a Corrosion Engineering course. … It has the most comprehensive description of electric double-layer theory I’ve seen in any text so far. … The images and diagrams are all nicely laid out. … Since purchasing this book I’ve browsed through about three or four other corrosion texts and still like this one the best.” (Amazon.com, December, 2011)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Societal Aspects of Corrosion

    McCafferty, E.

    Pages 1-11

  • Getting Started on the Basics

    McCafferty, E.

    Pages 13-31

  • Charged Interfaces

    McCafferty, E.

    Pages 33-56

  • A Brief Review of Thermodynamics

    McCafferty, E.

    Pages 57-72

  • Thermodynamics of Corrosion: Electrochemical Cells and Galvanic Corrosion

    McCafferty, E.

    Pages 73-93

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0455-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0454-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Corrosion Science
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0455-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0455-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0454-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
500 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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