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Rust Busters Challenge

August 30, 2019

Water infrastructure in the United States is critical to the domestic economy, commerce, and resource management.  There are…
Thwarting oil-pipeline corrosion by identifying a nanoscale villain

June 7, 2019

Steel pipes rust and eventually fail. To preempt disasters, oil companies and others have created computer models to…
Argonne’s nuclear research leads to biomedical breakthrough

June 6, 2019

Pivotal discovery explains why medical implants fail. At first glance, nuclear waste and metal hip implants seem completely…
New Material Combines Best of Ceramics, Metals and Plastics

May 6, 2019

Borrowing a method from the field of drug discovery, a team of researchers has developed a material that…
Rust never sleeps

February 5, 2019

Like iron flowing through the blood stream, iron minerals course through the ground. These minerals are used to…
From conserving art to making jet engines more durable

November 21, 2018

When studying art conservation as an undergraduate, Rebekah Webster eventually realized she was more interested in the chemistry…
Double graphene sandwich provides protection against corrosion

June 8, 2018

These words belong to Professor Peter Bøggild after a four-month period where a novel type of anticorrosion coating…
Corrosion in Real Time

September 18, 2017

What affects almost everything made of metal, from cars to boats to underground pipes and even the fillings…
‘Missing lead’ in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

August 1, 2017

A study of lead service lines in Flint’s damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in…
Long-Term Corrosion Protection of Existing Hydraulic Steel Structures – Stage 1

July 15, 2017

All questions, registrations, and official entries must be submitted via the InnoCentive website open on the date of launch.  See…
New approach improves ability to predict metals’ reactions with water

June 19, 2017

The wide reach of corrosion, a multitrillion-dollar global problem, may someday be narrowed considerably thanks to a new,…
Move Over, Superman! NIST ‘Spectral Fingerprinting’ Sees Through Concrete to Detect Early Corrosion

April 28, 2017

When you suffer a fall, an on-the-field collision or some other traumatic blow, the first thing the doctor…
Battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming

February 3, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical…
Researchers accelerate corrosion to predict lifespans of vital parts

August 24, 2016

Robert Kelly has a time machine. Kelly, AT&T Professor of Engineering in the University of Virginia’s Department of…
Sustainable nanotechnology

April 27, 2016

Nanotechnology is essential in a wide range of emerging technologies that can aid in reducing our environmental impact.…
Nano-beads for the steel forge

September 13, 2015

The crystal structure of metals can change at linear defects, which should affect the properties of the materials.…
Trusty, not rusty, pipelines owe a debt to space

August 13, 2015

When a Dutch company working on soil pollution teamed up with ESA to build a better, bacteria-based air…
Model captures new dynamics of corrosion damage

March 19, 2015

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have become the first to develop a model that literally looks beyond the surface…
A Rubber That Stops Corrosion?

March 19, 2015

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has found that some types of rubber provide corrosion protection—and potentially better…
Lemon juice: new ingredient for space designers?

September 19, 2014

Corrosion resistance and high strength put stainless steel high on the list of essential materials for satellite and…
Water additive on the nose with concrete sewers

August 20, 2014

A team of University of Queensland researchers has found a way to save water providers hundreds of millions of dollars…
NIST Corrosion Lab Tests Suggest Need for Underground Gas Tank Retrofits

July 30, 2014

  A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States. The…
NIST Analysis Helps the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Pinpoint Root Cause of Pressure Vessel Failure

January 8, 2014

In 2009, a violent rupture of a 50-foot pressure vessel used to produce synthetic crystals at the NDK…
Engineers zap bridges with electricity to test for corrosion

December 12, 2013

UB engineers believe they can detect corrosion in bridges by sending a jolt of electricity between opposite ends…
‘White graphene’ halts rust in high temps

October 7, 2013

Atomically thin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have the handy benefit of protecting what’s underneath from oxidizing…
Pickling tape for local pre-treatment of aluminum

July 2, 2013

A new self-adhesive tape simplifies the process of pickling aluminum surfaces. It is safer than existing treatment methods…
Fitness test for corrosion protection coatings

July 2, 2013

Internal coatings in the different sections of oil treatment plants are subjected to a variety of stresses. By…
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