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The H. H. Uhlig Corrosion Lab investigates the causes of failure in materials and the prevention of failure in materials, with an emphasis on nuclear materials.

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This is a cross section of F91 TIG weld-overlaid with two passes of Fe-12Cr-2Si, an alloy developed at MIT to resist corrosion in liquid lead and lead-bismuth (LBE). The difference in microstructures between the two metals can clearly be seen. Fe-12Cr-2Si has large grains of cubic ferrite, while F91 has much smaller grains of martensite, a hard, non-equilibrium phase of steel.

Photo credit: Mike Short

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Prof. Ron Ballinger
H. H. Uhlig - Our Founder
Prof. Linn Hobbs

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