Accession Number:

AD0781589

Title:

Corrosion Product Morphology on Zinc Anodes in Sea Water

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The corrosion product morphology on a zinc alloy, exposed in a zinc steel couple in sea water is investigated as a function of pressure. The results consist of corrosion data obtained from laboratory and ocean cells and data obtained from a scanning electron microscope. The corrosion products are observed to take two distinct microscopic forms. A porous sheet zinc oxide structure is observed on the samples exposed in stagnant sea water. A cloudy, somewhat less porous oxide is observed on the zinc samples exposed in the ocean.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE