Accession Number : AD0163675

Title :   Method of Forming a Polymer Coating.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hodes,Harvey A. ; Sobierski,James F. ; Zerner,Michael C.

Report Date : 21 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention relates in general to the art of polymer deposition on metallic surfaces, and in particular to the art of image-wise deposition of polymer on metallic surfaces. The general object of this invention is to provide a method of photoelectrolytic initiated polymerization in which the monomer is not in direct contact with the electrically conductive substrate until the actual moment of polymerization so that autopolymerization or deterioriation of the monomer is avoided. The polymer is formed on a metal surface such as a stainless steel plate by first making the plate the cathode of a light responsive electrolytic cell. A potential is then applied across the electrodes of the cell causing image-wise passage of current therethrough. Polymer is then deposited in an image-wise fashion by immersing the plate in an acid-peroxide-monomer solution.

Descriptors :   (*PLASTIC COATINGS, *ELECTRODEPOSITION), (*PATENTS, ELECTRODEPOSITION), POLYMERIZATION, METALS

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE