Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of steel – a study using correlative SEM, EDX and Raman microscopy

Thomas Planko

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Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is responsible for 20% of all corrosion damage [1]. In this context, there is great interest in understanding MIC especially, since it has been shown that some microbes slow down the rate of corrosion [2], while others speed it up [3]. During experiments in the Koralmtunnel, iron-oxidizing bacteria were found, to be part of a MIC causing, microbial community. SEM pictures shows typical structures produced by this bacterial culture in figure 1.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAdvanced Materials Day 2020 - TU Graz, Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 28 Sept 202028 Sept 2020


ConferenceAdvanced Materials Day 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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