A cerium-based coating for corrosion resistance is applied by exposing a cleaned aluminum-based component to a corrosion-inhibiting cerium solution containing cerium ions in the presence of an oxidizing agent. The coating deposits spontaneously without an external source of electrons.
J. O. Stoffer et al., "Cerium-Based Spontaneous Coating Process for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloys," The Curators of the University of Missouri, May 2006.
Materials Science and Engineering
Patent Application Number
US 7,048,807 B2
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