Project start year: 2013

The goal of this project is to determine how the properties of the passive films present on the steam generator material, Alloy800, and the alloy’s composition and microstructure influence crack initiation and propagation.

Project start year: 2011

A range of electrochemical, microscopic and spectroscopic techniques are being used to determine the influence of alloy
composition, microstructure and casting conditions on the corrosion of various Mg alloys.

Project start year: 2014

The goal of this project is to map the progress of crack propagation on pipeline steels under slow straining conditions. The influence of hydrogen in the steel is being investigated by pre-charging the steel with hydrogen prior to straining.

Project start year: 2014

This project concentrates on the determination of the probability of pitting on copper waste containers and how this will vary with groundwater composition. This involves the determination of pitting breakdown and repassivation potentials and a statistical analysis of the probability of pitting...

Project start year: 2014

The research under this grant covers projects in the following areas: (i) passive film properties and their influence on the initiation of localized corrosion processes; (ii) factors influencing the evolution and distribution of corrosion damage, in particular during the crevice corrosion of...

Project start year: 2015
Project start year: 2000

Electrochemical systems are complicated, with Faradaic processes commonly coupled to chemical and adsorption/absorption reactions, and partially controlled by the diffusion of species in solution and/or the migration and diffusion of defects in solids. They become more complicated when radiation...

Project start year: 2010

   Since copper is generally accepted to be thermodynamically stable in the anaerobic saline groundwaters anticipated in a Swedish nuclear waste repository, it has been selected as the corrosion-resistant material for the fabrication of nuclear fuel waste containers. The only corrosion threat to...

Project start year: 2013

The goal of this project is to determine whether gamma radiolysis of water can influence the corrosion of a copper-coated
steel nuclear waste container. The proposed use of a thin-walled copper-coated steel container makes it possible that
corrosion could be...

Project start year: 2012

The basic corrosion behaviour of various coating preparations and welding procedures is being determined. The primary goal is to determine how the properties of the coatings (surface morphology, porosity, strain distribution, adhesion) change with the conditions used in their preparation and...

Project start year: 2005

The development of models to predict the release rate of radionuclides from used nuclear fuel under waste disposal conditions requires a detailed understanding of the mechanism of fuel (UO2) dissolution. We are investigating the electrochemistry/chemistry of this process using a range of...