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English to German translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / corrosion process
English term or phrase:inhomogeneity
The metal or metals of a structure serve as anode, cathode and the necessary metallic conductor between the two. Water, (in any form) provides the electrolyte required to complete the cell circuit. such cells develop their driving force or electrical potential form differing conditions at the interfaces between metal and electrolyte of the anode and cathode. There are three categories:
dissimilar metals comprising the anode and cathode
inhomogeneity of a single metal, which causes one area to be anodic to another area
inhomogeneity of the electrolyte