ERC Advanced Grant - Corrosion Initiation Mechanisms at the Nanometric/Atomic Scale (CIMNAS)
Ageing, degradation and failure of metallic materials are caused by the interaction of their surfaces with the environment. The aim of the CIMNAS project is to understand the mechanisms of corrosion initiation at the nanometric/atomic scale. To uncover the details of the corrosion chemistry, the research strategy emphasizes the use of advanced surface and interface science tools (e.g. surface spectroscopies, scanning tunnelling microscopy), electrochemistry and atomistic modelling.