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New book analyzes corrosion resistance of Titanium, Tantalum, Zirconium
Article Type: Conferences, training and publications From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 59, Issue 6
Research and Markets has reported the inclusion of a new book, titled Corrosion Resistance of High-Performance Materials – Titanium, Tantalum, Zirconium from John Wiley and Sons, to its catalogue.
Corrosion resistance is the characteristic of a material to provide resistance against corrosion attack under a specific aggressive condition. Even though zirconium, tantalum and titanium are not noble metals, these metals are the material of choice in applications that require high corrosion resistance.
The remarkable corrosion resistance demonstrated by these high-performance materials and their alloys is a result of the creation of a highly stable, adherent, self-healing, dense protective oxide film over the metal surface. This naturally forming oxide layer provides protection to the underlying metal surface against chemical attack. This characteristic also indicates that better corrosion resistance can be anticipated only under oxidizing or neutral conditions. However, a lower resistance must be expected under reducing conditions. Only a few numbers of organic and inorganic substances can attack zirconium, tantalum and titanium at ambient temperature.
The combination of superior corrosion resistance, weldability and formability makes zirconium, tantalum and titanium highly valuable for a variety of applications, which include capacitor components in electronics, implants for medical technology, radiation shielding, furnace construction, reaction vessels and heat exchangers.
This text, derived from the well-known DECHEMA Corrosion Handbook, provides a complete outline of corrosion prevention and protection on superior-performance materials, zirconium, tantalum and titanium. Karl-Günther Schütze, Roman Bender and Michael Schutze are the authors of this book.