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Focus Issue on Unique Materials, Techniques, and Environments

This focus issue explores a wide range of new materials and characterization techniques as well as unique environments. In situ monitoring techniques are being used to study oxidation behavior of stainless steels and techniques compared to study chromia growth mechanisms. Mo–Si–B compositions are being explored for high-temperature applications as alloys and coatings. Similarly, high entropy alloys also are of interest and are being studied in both isothermal and cyclic conditions. Ceramic coatings to protect steel tubes are being evaluated in the laboratory and in the field. Titanium alloys are of interest for a number of industrial applications and present a unique challenge because of their high oxygen solubility. Oxygen diffusion kinetics are being studied and strategies explored to inhibit ingress. New studies on materials made by additive manufacturing explore the effect of metal dusting and water vapor containing environments. Finally, several papers explore materials and environments for nuclear energy including fuels, fuel cladding, and liquid metals, which are also relevant to fusion energy.

The following papers stem from presentations that were given at the 10th International conference on High Temperature Corrosion and Protection of Materials (HTCPM2021), which was held virtually March 29–April 2, 2021.

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Correspondence to Yves Wouters or Bruce A. Pint.

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Wouters, Y., Pint, B.A., Monceau, D. et al. Focus Issue on Unique Materials, Techniques, and Environments. Oxid Met 96, 183–184 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11085-021-10081-4

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