Dissimilar Materials Corrosion

National Laboratory: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Characterization Class: 
Extreme Environment Testing
Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Corrosion Science and Technology Group is one of the largest and most comprehensive corrosion research groups in the United States. The group develops solutions to environmental degradation problems through application of fundamental mechanistic understanding, advanced characterization techniques, laboratory simulation of extreme environments, extensive materials databases, industrial collaborations, field studies, and expertise provided by eight technicians and six Ph.D. scientists. In collaboration with the laboratory’s Materials Processing and Joining Group, ORNL has extensive expertise and capabilities for manufacturing and studying dissimilar materials joint/interface corrosion issues for a variety of systems, including lightweight metals such as steels, aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys.

Capability Bounds: 

ORNL can work with a range of alloy systems, joining techniques, and interface structures for study and mitigation of dissimilar materials contact interface corrosion issues.

Unique Aspects: 

Combined with state-of-the-art characterization capabilities, ORNL staff’s extensive expertise covers a diversity of materials systems and corrosion considerations.


ORNL’s facilities are available for collaboration.

Single Point of Contact: 

Name: Bruce A. Pint, Ph.D.
Email: pintba@ornl.gov
Phone: 865-576-2897

  1. J.K. Thomson, S.J. Pawel, D.F. Wilson “Susceptibility of aluminum alloys to corrosion in simulated fuel blends containing ethanol”, Fuel, Volume 111, September 2013, Pages 592–597 (2013)
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