In the ever-evolving world of materials science, researchers are continually pushing the boundaries of innovation to develop advanced coatings with exceptional performance. A major breakthrough in this domain is the development of three revolutionary electrolytes that have been found to significantly enhance the corrosion, thermal, and reflectivity properties of plasma electrolytic oxide (PEO) coatings.
Plasma electrolytic oxidation, a state-of-the-art electrochemical process, provides unique and uniform protective features in the form of an outer ceramic layer. The secret to this remarkable transformation lies in the electrolytic bath, a carefully curated cocktail of electrolyte solutions that dictate the microstructure, morphology, and overall properties of the resulting oxide coatings.
In this guide, we delve into these electrolytes and their exceptional ability to boost the performance of PEO coatings. From their impact on corrosion resistance to their impressive enhancement of thermal and reflective properties, these electrolytes are set to introduce exciting new capabilities in a range of industries.
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Dr. Robin Francis is a material science specialist with a M.A. and PH.D in inorganic chemistry from Oxford University. He is the Chief Technology Officer at Keronite, world leading developer of advanced surface treatments for engineering metals. Robin is a recognised expert in Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation technology, offering his insight and contribution in various engineering journals. Examples of these journals include, “thermal swing coatings for future sustainable heavy-duty IC engines” and, “the incorporation of particles suspended in the electrolyte into plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on Ti and Al substrates.”