Microstructural and Compositional Characterisation of Chromate Pretreatment on Aluminium

Oki, Makanjuola (2013) Microstructural and Compositional Characterisation of Chromate Pretreatment on Aluminium. ISRN Materials Science, 2013.

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Chromate conversion coating developed on aluminium has been examined using SEM/EDX and CTEM/EDX with a view to having further knowledge of its intrinsic surface, plan, and sectional morphologies which will aid the understanding of their roles in improved corrosion and adhesion properties of the underlying substrate. The surface consists of spherical clusters of particulate materials. The sections, however, reveal approximately parallel, linear features which terminate at or close to the metal/coating interface, while plan views show cell-like particulate features. The coating is composed of chromium and aluminium compounds, both, probably hydrated. For a conversion coating to fully replace its chromate counterpart, most of these features may have to be replicated in the nonchromium coating material which should contain nontoxic, leachable corrosion inhibiting species.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 11:42
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/2617

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