Electrochemistry & Corosion (E&C)
The Electrochemistry & Corrosion Team is comprised of several diverse interdisciplinary sub-teams spanning the realm of production processing, specialty corrosion and interface studies, lifetime assessments, and quantum mechanical theory and modeling of pertinent interfacial problems. Within the E&C team exist capabilities for sophisticated electrochemical and interfacial corrosion studies under extreme and reactive environments, surface and near-surface characterization, and in situ processing. Virtually every common surface characterization capability resides within the E&C team. In addition to these research capabilities, the E&C team operates the only fully functional electroplating and finishing shop in the NNSA weapons program complex. Common industrial-scale operations include electroplating (gold, copper, chromium, and electrode-less processes), electropolishing, anodization, ebonal treatments, electroetching and thinning, and an extensive surface cleaning capability. Also resident in the E&C team is a core set of lifetime assessment projects, an extensive metal hydriding facility, and metal and non-metal compatibility testing capabilities. Finally, to complete the team, a core set of theoretical and materials science computational scientists capably augment and lead efforts in collaborative corrosion and interface science.
Corrosion Laboratory: Chris Taylor
Interface Laboratory/Team: Roland Schulze and Mary Ann Hill
Electroplating, Cleaning, and Finishing: Randy Edwards, Mike Mauro
Lifetime Assessments and Hydride Programs: Carol Haertling, Joe Wermer, and Blake Nolen
Modeling of Defects and Interfaces: Bogdan Mihaila, and Chris Taylor