Nanomaterials are significant because of their unique properties that may lead to new and stimulating applications. Nanocoatings are one of the leading topics within the range of nanotechnology. Through nanoscale engineering of surfaces and layers, an enormous range of functionalities and new physical effects can be achieved. Current scenario of application of nanotechnology in the field of corrosion prevention of metals is reviewed in this compendium. Nanostructured materials (1–100 nm) are known for their outstanding mechanical and physical properties due to their extremely fine grain size and high grain boundary volume fraction. Significant progress has been made in various aspects of synthesis of nanoscale materials. The focus is now shifting from synthesis to manufacture of useful structures and coatings having greater wear and corrosion resistance.
Corrosion Protection and Control Using Nanomaterials covers the latent use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials for corrosion prevention, protection and control. Recent research and developments in this area are discussed in designing efficient coating materials and alloys, which provide superior resistance to corrosion. It provides a review of the latest research findings and key applications in the field of nanomaterials. It will highlight the continued growth and new challenges in nanomaterials science, engineering, and nanotechnology, both for application development and for basic research. Furthermore, it presents on Synthesis and characterization of thermally evaporated copper bismuth sulfide thin films and development of novel corrosion techniques for a green environment. Chapters review moisture-absorbing and abrasion-resistant transparent coating on polystyrene and enhanced corrosion resistance of PVD-CrN Coatings by ALD Sealing Layers.
We hope this book will be of immense interest for students, researchers and engineers working with nanomaterials in an assortment of industries with, aerospace, automotive and chemical engineering as well as academics studying the distinctive protection and control presented by nanomaterials against corrosion.