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Surface Engineering of Light Alloys by H Dong

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Anodising of light alloys

A. Yerokhin,     University of Sheffield,UK,

R.H.U. Khan,     University of Birmingham,UK

Abstract:

Light metals and alloys can form native oxide films on their surfaces that offer only limited protection to surface degradation. Anodising refers to electrochemical anodic oxide film formation; it is one of the most popular methods to increase wear- and corrosion-resistance of light alloys, especially under light loads. Anodic films are most commonly applied to protect aluminium alloys and are discussed here in detail; magnesium and titanium alloys can also be anodised, which is described at the end of this chapter. Anodised light alloys have been exploited in a wide range of industrial sectors such as automotive, ...

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