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Professor James Castle

Emeritus Professor of Materials
+44 (0)1483 689150
13 AA 03

Academic and research departments

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.

My publications


Tardio S, Abel M-L, Carr RH, Castle JE, Watts JF (2015) Comparative study of the native oxide on 316L stainless steel by XPS and ToF-SIMS,JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A 33 (5) ARTN 05E122 A V S AMER INST PHYSICS
Mallinson C, Yates P, Baker M, Castle J, Harvey A, Watts J (2017) The Localised Corrosion Associated with Individual Second Phase Particles in AA7075-T6: A Study by SEM, EDX, AES, SKPFM and FIB-SEM,Materials and Corrosion 68 (7) pp. 748-763 Wiley-VCH
To investigate the role of intermetallic particles in the localised corrosion of AA7075-T6, three particles were monitored over 16 hours immersion in 3.5 wt.% KCl solution. These were examined using Auger electron spectroscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy and focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy. Despite similar Volta potential measurements, the corrosion microchemistry varied significantly with composition. A Al7Cu2Fe intermetallic resulted in trenching while a (Al,Cu)6(Fe,Cu) intermetallic showed crevice corrosion and sub-surface intergranular corrosion and a Al12Fe3Si intermetallic appeared to be galvanically inactive but showed crevice formation at the matrix interface and sub-surface intergranular corrosion.