Accession Number : AD0786597

Title :   Characterization of Aluminum Adherend Surfaces.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Pattnaik,Amitav ; Meakin,John D.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The purpose of this program was to characterize aluminum alloy adherends under accepted standard pretreatments, leading to an understanding of the behavior of the adherends under different chemical pretreatments and to possible future developments. Tech-niques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy disper- sive (ED) x-ray microanalysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron microscopy (SAD), reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED), auger electron spectro-scopy (AES), profilometry, and taper sectioning were utilized in the characterization. (AH-PL)

Descriptors :   *Aluminum alloys, *Titanium alloys, *Surface finishing, *Adhesive bonding, Morphology, Electron microscopy, X ray diffraction, Auger electron spectroscopy, Electron diffraction, Impurities, Phase studies, Thickness, Oxides

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE