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Smart Multifunctional Coatings for Corrosion Detection and Control in the Aerospace IndustryNearly all metals and their alloys are subject to corrosion that causes them to lose their structural integrity or other critical functionality. It is essential to detect corrosion when it occurs, and preferably at its early stage, so that action can be taken to avoid structural damage or loss of function. Protective coatings are the most commonly used method of corrosion control. However, progressively stricter environmental regulations have resulted in the ban of many commercially available corrosion protective coatings due to the harmful effects of their solvents or corrosion inhibitors. This work concerns the development of a multifunctional, smart coating for the autonomous control of corrosion. This coating is being developed to have the inherent ability to detect the chemical changes associated with the onset of corrosion and respond autonomously to indicate it and control it.
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Calle, Luz Marina
(NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Date Acquired
August 28, 2015
Publication Date
August 16, 2015
Subject Category
Space Transportation And Safety
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
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Meeting Information
Meeting: International Materials Research Congress
Location: Cancun
Country: Mexico
Start Date: August 16, 2015
End Date: August 20, 2015
Sponsors: Materials Research Society
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 329527.01.06.0974.14
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Corrosion Control
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