Coatings science and technology short courses to be held at North Dakota State University.North Dakota State University North Dakota State University, at Fargo; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1890 as North Dakota Agricultural College, achieved university status in 1960. (NDSU NDSU North Dakota State University ), Fargo, ND, has scheduled two coatings science and technology short courses. To be held on the NDSU campus and taught by university faculty and guest speakers, the coatings and polymeric materials department will present "Fundamentals of Coatings Science" on June 5-10, 2005, and "Corrosion: Coatings and Electrochemistry electrochemistry, science dealing with the relationship between electricity and chemical changes. Of principal interest are the reactions that take place between electrodes and the electrolytes in electric and electrolytic cells (see electrolysis), as well as the " on June 13-17, 2005.
The "Fundamentals of Coatings Science" short course, designed for all levels of scientists and technologists in the coatings field, will provide the basic principles of coatings science. Among the course topics to be covered are: chain and step growth polymerization polymerization
Any process in which monomers combine chemically to produce a polymer. The monomer molecules—which in the polymer usually number from at least 100 to many thousands—may or may not all be the same. ; crosslinking; film formation; coatings formulation; statistical design of coatings; structure-property relationships; pigments/pigment dispersion; rheology; coatings performance; exterior durability; high-solids; corrosion; film defects; analysis of coatings; and thin film techniques.
"Corrosion: Coatings and Electrochemistry" will be presented as a comprehensive survey of all aspects of the corrosion process, characterization of corrosion, corrosion protection by coatings, testing of coatings, and lifetime prediction. The course will include hands-on laboratory work. Topics to be discussed include introduction to corrosion; electrochemical electrochemical /elec·tro·chem·i·cal/ (-kem´i-k'l) pertaining to interaction or interconversion of chemical and electrical energies.
adj. Rxns; redox redox (rē`dŏks): see oxidation and reduction. potentials; Faraday's Law, corrosion rates, exchange current density; activation and concentration polarization; mixed potential theory; experimental polarization curves; passivation passivation
the final stage in instrument manufacture, passing the finished instruments through a bath of nitric acid which removes foreign particles and promotes the formation of a protective coating of chromium oxide. and inhibition; polarization methods; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; electrochemical noise; weight loss and exposure testing; types of corrosion; materials choice--metals, alloys, and new materials; galvanic corrosion and cathodic protection; corrosion control by coatings; adhesion, corrosion inhibitors, surface pretreatments; accelerated testing of coating systems; lifetime of coatings; and sensors in coatings.
The registration fee for each course is $2250, or a discounted $4200 if registering for both courses. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, printed lecture materials, textbook, shuttle transport, and the Thursday Banquet during both course weeks. A registration form is available at http://cpm.ndsu.nodak.edu/shortcourse/.
For additional information, contact Carol Johnson, program coordinator, at carol.Johnson@ndsu.nodak.edu or 701.231.9492.