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Technological University Dublin

2013

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Sol-Gel Characteristics For Corrosion Resistance Of Anodised Aluminium, Michael Whelan, John Cassidy, Brendan Duffy Jan 2013

Sol-Gel Characteristics For Corrosion Resistance Of Anodised Aluminium, Michael Whelan, John Cassidy, Brendan Duffy

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Conventional anodising electrolytes based on sulphuric acid, oxalic acid and phosphoric acid have been used to form nanoporous layers on AA3003-H14 and sealed with silane based sol-gel sealers. It is shown that the sol-gel chemistries have varying levels of pore penetration depending on the synthesis conditions. The extent of sol-gel penetration and pore sealing is analysed by electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. To describe the sealing phenomena observed a sol-gel penetration and sealing rating has been proposed to explain the interactions of the sol-gels with the pores of the anodised layers. The corrosion resistance of the sol-gel sealed ...