We kindly invite all members of the materials and corrosion communities to submit their best work for consideration in the special issue of Metals, an Open Access journal on metallurgy, dedicated to environmental cracking.
Corrigendum of our paper entitled: "Sulfide stress cracking of nickel-containing low-alloy steels".
What is environmental cracking or environmentally assisted cracking?
What is the localized corrosion resistance of the Nickel alloy 718 (UNS N07718) in oxidizing chloride containing environments like seawater? This articles gives some clues.
SCC of AZ31B alloy was studied in NaCl solutions at different potentials and chloride concentrations using the slow strain rate technique. A combination of pre-exposure tests followed by immediate straining or straining after a dry air exposure delay helped to weight the relative importance of anodic damage accumulation versus increased hydrogen charging during open-circuit potential pre-exposure. The dependence of ductility with pre-exposure time and the fracture surface of embrittled samples suggest that hydrogen embrittlement of AZ31B was controlled by hydrogen diffusion.
An insightful and current 1935 comment on stress corrosion cracking of stainless steels by Dr. Horace W. Gillett.