Accession Number:

ADA393780

Title:

Electropolishing the Rare-Earth Metals

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

IOWA STATE UNIV OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AMES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a method whereby the rare-earth metals can be consistently electropolished and chemically etched. The method involves cooling an alcohol-perchloric electrolyte to -76 deg C before electropolishing. The metals are chemically polished in the same solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE