Welcome to the web page of the research group Corrosion / group Prof. Virtanen of the Chair for Surface Science of Corrosion at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Our research in the Corrosion group is divided in three topics. In the field of Materials in Medicine we investigate interactions between different implant materials and the biological environment (body fluids). Research in the field of High Temperature Materials is focused on elementary mechanisms of high-temperature oxidation of Co-base alloys and on the characterization of the formed oxide layers. Corrosion protection is important in both these fields, and also in the field of Light Metals and Alloys. Therefore, one focus of research activities in the field of Surface Modification and Corrosion Protection is on protective coatings for Mg alloy components.
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