Accession Number : AD0845116

Title :   Self-Healing Protective Coatings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEMS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Fruchtnicht, Ocke C. ; Park, Bobby C.

Report Date : 23 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Laboratory research was conducted on the development of protective (self-healing) coatings on magnesium alloys. Gaseous diffusion, reactive solutions, and electrochemical methods of application were investigated. The first two methods were unsuccessful; however, electrochemical methods employing a bifluoride, meta-vanadate solution yielded coatings of a highly protective nature on magnesium and its alloys. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ANODIC COATINGS), (*MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, VANADATES, FLUORIDES, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), DIFFUSION.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE