Work Package 2
Studies on micro and nano scale corrosion mechanisms
Lead Beneficiary: TUD
Involved Partners: UNIUD, ETHZ, TUD, ITU, UAB, MAG, RISE, JSI, VUB, UPB, AGH, JTH, INEB, ELS, LIMA, UNITN, CIDETEC
Objectives: The main objective of WP2 is the study of corrosion phenomena at micro and nanoscales using localized techniques. Corrosion degradation of miniaturized components in different corrosive environments will be investigated using SKP, SVET, LEIS, AFM-SKPFM, SECM and electrochemical microcell. Fundamental research on the main corrosion mechanisms occurring in micro- and nano-devices will be realized by establishing the kinetics, galvanic factors, electrical bias, and the influence of the corrosive media. Corrosion will be first assessed in model samples and later on real devices used in biomedical, electronic and energy systems. At the same time, the limits and boundaries of current localized electrochemical techniques employed in corrosion studies will be settled and the existing experimental configurations will be implemented or extended if applicable.