Low-Temperature Plasma Coating for Aluminum
Final rept. 29 Jun 1996-31 Mar 2001
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The primary objective of this research project was to provide an alternative corrosion protection through means of processes more environmentally benign than conventional methodologies. Hexavalent chromium Cr6 has historically been acknowledged to exhibit the technological forefront in collision protection of aluminum alloys. The Systems Approach Interface Engineering SAIE concept, adopted in this project, emphasizes the fact that the corrosion protection of a metal depends on the overall corrosion protective behavior of an entire system, including the bulk characteristics of the coatingss and interfacial factors. The primary methodologies used were plasma processing. The technology showed superior corrosion resistant results to traditional aircraft coating systems. This technology is applicable to aircraft piece parts.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Properties of Metals and Alloys