Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

ISSN: 2169-0022

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Lila Meziane

Centre de Developpement des Technologies Avancees, Plateforme Technologique de Microfabrication, Algeria

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    XPS Rust Layer Analysis for Steel and Al/Ti Coated Steel Exposed to Urban Atmosphere
    Author(s): Lila Meziane*, Mohamed loucif Seiad and Boualem Demri

    Atmospheric corrosion is controlled by complex electrochemical and physical reactions occurring on metallic surface. Aluminum (Al) and Titanium (Ti) were used for atmospheric corrosion resistance purpose. It is achieved through thin metallic layer coated on steel samples during one-year exposure. The composition and structure of products formed and developed on steel and Al/Ti coated on steel surface during exposure period have been investigated by using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The results obtained showed the structure of lepidocrocite in the rust layer of steel and Ti coated steel. However, for the Al coated steel sample, the structure found was goethite... Read More»

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