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An insidious and ubiquitous menace [commentary on Rust: The Longest War, by J. Waldman]

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Lidija Siller


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When the US Department of Defense describes something as a "pervasive menace", one that can tear apart aeroplanes, shut down oil pipelines and render nuclear weapons useless, most people will react by picturing a terrorist organization or hostile foreign power. The reality, though, is both more mundane and far more damaging. That destructive force is corrosion and it is the subject of science journalist Jonathan Waldman's new book Rust: the Longest War.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hunt MRC, Siller L

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physics world

Year: 2015

Volume: 28

Issue: 9

Pages: 40-40

Print publication date: 01/09/2015

Acceptance date: 01/08/2015

ISSN (print): 0953-8585

ISSN (electronic): 2058-7058


DOI: 10.1088/2058-7058/28/9/38