Accession Number : AD1046502

Title :   Reduction Expansion Synthesis of Chromium and Nickel Metal Coatings

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Pelar,Christopher J

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : This thesis represents a step forward in a program to provide the Department of Defense (DOD) alternative approaches to the production of anti-corrosion metal coatings. Specifically, a method was developed to make micron thick but irregular nickel coatings on iron, based on Reduction Expansion Synthesis (RES) chemistry. Previous success using RES processes to make sub-micron nickel, iron, and alloy particles provided a general direction to the program and led to the successful protocol. Physical mixtures of nickel (II) oxide particles and urea were used to create a paste. The paste was coated on an iron foil, which was briefly heated at 1100C in an inert atmosphere. Also described are partially successful attempts to develop a RES protocol to chrome coat iron. This is motivated by the need to eliminate the carcinogenic intermediate in the current electrolytic technology, hexavalent chromium.

Descriptors :   metal coatings , nickel , CHROMIUM , SURFACE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE