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Designing green, self-healing coatings for metal protection

journal contribution
posted on 01.10.2010, 00:00 authored by A E Hughes, I S Cole, T H Muster, Russell VarleyRussell Varley
Metals are used extensively in modern society in a range of applications from infrastructure to aircraft to consumer products. The protection of metals, primarily from corrosion, has been an active area of materials science for many years. However, over the last 20 years, changing regulations governing both environmental issues and human health have driven even greater activity in this field. Addressing these regulatory changes presents some of the most exciting challenges in materials science. This review looks at current metal protection schemes, exploring the development of 'green' inhibitors and 'self-healing' paint films that have inbuilt capacity to maintain functionality. Inorganic and organic materials science has undergone rapid development in recent decades and this review looks at how some of those developments, particularly in encapsulation and polymer healing, can be applied to the design of new protective paint systems.

History

Journal

NPG Asia Materials

Volume

2

Issue

4

Pagination

143 - 151

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

Location

Japan

eISSN

1884-4057

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010 Tokyo Institute of Technology