Acquisition of Surface/Thin Film Analysis System
Final rept. 31 Mar 2000-28 Feb 2001
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The University of Missouri-Rolla was able to purchase a Kratos XPS Spectroscopy System, from Kratos Analytical, Valley Center, CA, 92082, for 465,000. AFOSR supplied 183,000 and the University supplied 282,000. The system is operational and supports the AFOSR projects entitled Development of Environmentally Safe Aircraft Coatings. We have been able to determine the ratio of Ce3Ce4 in the Cerium Conversion Coatings which is important in the development of these materials for use as a replacement of Chrome Conversion Coatings for Aircraft aluminum alloys. We have developed Cerium Conversion Coatings which pass 336 hours salt fog testing. We are working to develop a primer system that will pass 2000 hours salt fog testing.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy