Pattern formation during dealloying

J. Erlebacher, Karl Sieradzki

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Dealloying is a process during which an element is selectively dissolved from an alloy. If the starting material is single phase and within certain compositional limits dealloying results in the formation of bicontinuous structures on nanometer length scales. We introduce the topic of dealloying and discuss its phenomenology. Various models of dealloying and porous metal formation are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-996
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number10 SPEC.
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Electrochemistry
  • Interface dynamics
  • Porous material
  • Surface diffusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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