Traditional and modern conversion coatings
Conversion coatings are an important ingredient in modern corrosion protection systems. Together with industrial partners, we investigate traditional phosphating on "difficult" substrates, and modern alternative conversion coatings.
•Adnan Sarfraz, Ralf Posner, Miriam M. Lange, Kirsten Lill, Andreas Erbe: Role of intermetallics and copper in the deposition of ZrO2-based conversion coatings on AA6014. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, C509-C516 (2014).
•Paul Schneider, Reinhard Sigel, Miriam M. Lange, Frank Beier, Frank U. Renner, Andreas Erbe: Activation and Fluoride-Assisted Phosphating of Aluminium-Silicon-Coated steel. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 4224-4232 (2013).
•You can watch a video on metal pretreatment.