A Layman’s Intro to Material Science

You’ll only need a middle-school understanding of physics and chemistry to follow this article. I’ll cover everything but the math.

A person walking on a beach next to a rusted ship. The rust is so severe that it seems to have rusted a large hole in the ship.
Photo by Andreas Dress on Unsplash

There are few transformations more radical in nature than the rusting of iron. Corrosion turns iron from a shiny, strong, malleable conductor into a dull, weak, brittle insulator. What I find particularly interesting about the corrosion in metals is that the cause is so…

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BS in Physics, Math, and CS with a minor in High-Performance Computing. You can find all my articles at https://josephmellor.xyz/articles/.

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Joseph Mellor

BS in Physics, Math, and CS with a minor in High-Performance Computing. You can find all my articles at https://josephmellor.xyz/articles/.