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Title: Film formation on stainless steel in acidified dichromate solutions
Authors: Ansell, Raymond Owen
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Newcastle University
Abstract: A process for producing decorative coatings on stainless steel, by immersion in a solution of chromic and sulphuric acids, has been studied. The composition of the film produced has been investigated using a number of spectroscopic techniques. Both alternating and direct current methods have been used to investigate the conduction properties of the film. The formation of the film in the dichromate solution results from a combination of the anodic process of steel oxidation and the cathodic process of dichromate reduction. The rates of these processes have been found to increase with time during the formation of the film, as does the rate öf film formation. A qualitative mechanism, which explains most of the experimental results, is proposed.
Description: PhD Thesis
Appears in Collections:School of Chemistry

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