Coatings for corrosion prevention based on rare earths

A. E. Hughes, T. G. Harvey, N. Birbilis, A. Kumar, R. G. Buchheit

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Conversion coatings are used extensively in metal finishing both as the principal mode of protection and a preliminary step for painting. Chromate-based conversion coatings have been a mainstay technology in this area for many years, but for environmental reasons and risk to health they are targeted for elimination. Rare earth-based technology, particularly cerium-based, has been extensively investigated as a replacement and shown considerable promise in a number of technologies, which are reviewed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRare Earth-Based Corrosion Inhibitors
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9780857093585
StatePublished - Aug 5 2014

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  • Boehmite coatings
  • Chromate conversion coatings
  • Rare earth conversion coatings
  • Rare earth deoxidation
  • Rare earth inhibitors
  • Sol-gel coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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