Masters Theses


Impact of processing parameters on spray deposition of a cerium-based conversion coating on Al 2024-T3


"The alkaline cleaning solution temperature is identified as an important cleaning process parameter in spray deposition of cerium-based conversion coatings on aluminum alloy 2024-T3. The cleaning process removes contaminants and other impurities to improve the coating rate, adhesion of the coating/substrate interface, and salt fog performance of the alloy...The first paper reports the effects of varying the alkaline cleaning solution temperature on the coating thickness, and salt fog performance...The second paper examines the formation of a cerium based conversion coating after 5, 10, and 15 spray cycles for panels cleaned with five minutes immersion in 45⁰C, 55⁰C, or 65⁰C alkaline cleaning solution"--Abstract, leaf iv.


Fahrenholtz, William

Committee Member(s)

OKeefe, Matt
O'Keefe, T. J. (Thomas J.)


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Characterization of alkaline cleaned and cerium oxide coated Al 2024-T3
  • Formation of a cerium-based conversion coating by spray deposition on Al 2024-T3


x, 51 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-44).


© 2007 Philip Scott Jones, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Citation

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Aluminum alloys
Cerium oxides
Coating processes
Metal spraying
Surface preparation

Thesis Number

T 9135

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