The Madeira Chemistry Research Center (CQM) will organize a lecture entitled "Electrochemical characterization of biomaterials and magnesium alloys using electrochemical techniques" which will be held next 20th April 2012 and presented by Dr. Lucia Nascimento (Berlin Institute of Technology/Charite Medical University/ATOTECH, Deutschland).
Target Audience: Students of the 1st and 2nd Cycles of Applied Biochemistry, teachers, technicians of public or private laboratories.
Admission: Admission is free but limited to available seats.
Venue: Amphitheatre 5, University of Madeira, Building Penteada.
Corrosion is one of the limiting factors in the engineering application of metals and alloys. Electrochemical techniques, which are based in measurements of electrical current and potential, can be used to quantify the corrosion process in situ and to elucidate the physico-chemical dissolution mechanism of the metal. This presentation will focus on the application of techniques, such as voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to the corrosion of titatium, cobalt-chrome alloys and magnesium alloys.