56. Copper and Copper Alloys

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. C. A. C. Sequeira

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch56

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Sequeira, C. A. C. (2011) Copper and Copper Alloys, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch56

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • copper and copper alloys - general corrosion or stress corrosion cracking (SCC) problems in industrial areas, ammonium compounds being present;
  • pitting corrosion, and kinetics of passivation - and pitting corrosion of copper, studied using electrochemical techniques;
  • stress corrosion cracking (SCC), in alloys - stress corrosion cracks following intergranular or transgranular paths


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pitting corrosion

  • Stress corrosion cracking

  • Atmospheric corrosion

  • Corrosion in waters

  • Corrosion in gases

  • References