Accession Number : AD0163832

Title :   Method of Inducing Polarization of Active Magnesium Surfaces.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wick,Reyburn

Report Date : 16 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent describes methods for surface polarizing magnesium and its alloys, thus permitting large pieces to be readily anodized using only nominal electric power. Low adhesion, easily strippable film strips are adhered to the pieces, the strips providing areas of exposed metal which allow a high current density to be built up. This produces vigorous electrolytic action for progressively peeling off the films for subsequent anodization of the pieces.

Descriptors :   (*PATENTS, ELECTRODEPOSITION), (*MAGNESIUM, *POLARIZATION), (*MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, POLARIZATION), FILMS, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE