|Professor : Dr. Atsushi NISHIKATA|
|Office : South-8th Bldg. Room 405iPost No. S8-12)
Tel : +81-3-5734-3134
Fax : +81-3-5734-2835
e-mail : nishikata(at)cms.
(Graduate School) Environmental Degradation of Materials
(Undergraduate) Environmental Degradation of Materials
Research Fields :
Electrochemistry. Corrosion Engineering, Fuel Cell
|Associate Professor :
Dr. Eiji TADA
|Office : South-8th Bldg. Room 404iPost No. S8-2)
Tel : +81-3-5734-2296
Fax : +81-3-5734-2835
e-mail : tada(at)cms.
Research Fields : Electrochemistry, Corrosion Engineering
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Our interests are in the fields of corrosion and electrochemistry. We have focused on mechanisms of anodic dissolution and passivation of metals and alloys, and corrosion mechanisms of metallic materials such as weathering steels, stainless steels and coated steels in marine atmospheres. The weathering steels are used without painting because protective rusts are formed on their surface. Recently, they are widely applied to bridges. Our group is developing a remote-controlled monitoring system of atmospheric corrosion of weathering steel bridges.
The recent activities are focused on degradation of materials of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). PEMFC is expected as an alternate energy conversion and efficient power source device due to its environmentally clean working condition. The key factor limiting the commercialization of PEFC is the durability of Pt catalysts and the reduction of cost. Our group is investigating the degradation mechanism of Pt and Pt alloys catalysts in PEMFC environments.
- Degradation of Pt Catalysts in Proton exchange membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
- ORR and Dissolution of Pt Alloy Catalysts in PEMFCDegradation of Metal Separators in PEFC
- Corrosion of a High-level Nuclear Waste Container
- Environmental Degradation of Infrastructure
- Corrosion Monitoring by Electrochemical Impedance and Electrochemical Noise
- Development of a Remote-controlled Atmospheric Corrosion Monitoring System
- Localized Corrosion of Stainless Steels
- Fundamental Study for Development of Chromate Substitute
- Hydrogen Embrittlement of High-strength Steels