Electrochemical and AC Corrosion

1. Lab Description and Capabilities

  • Enhancing the NCERCAMP’s Capacity to Support DoD Research through corrosion research techniques in the areas of pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion, galvanic corrosion, AC induced corrosion and corrosion modeling
  • The lab is used by both undergraduate and graduate students to complete degree requirements for design credits, Honors projects as well as MS and PhD theses

2. Deliverables

  • Corrosion Techniques
  • Critical Pitting Temperature
  • Electrochemical Noise (Basic)
  • Physical Electrochemistry
  • Pulse Voltammetry
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Fuel-cell Testing
  • Electrochemical Energy
  • Spectro-electrochemistry and Raman spectro-electrochemistry
  • Atomic Force Microscopy

3. Major Equipment and Specific Minor Equipment

  • Bruker-Icon AFM/STM/SKPFM system
  • Instron 8801 Axial Servohydraulic Dynamic Testing System (Up to ±100 kN (22,500 Ibf) axial force capacity)
  • PAR, Solartron, Gamry, and Biologic Potentiostats (8)
  • Solartron Frequency Response Analyzer
  • Tektronix Arbitrary Function Generator