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Surface precipitation on engineering alloys

thesis
posted on 26.08.2021, 00:43 by THANG VU DINH
A new surface treatment process, termed as “Surface precipitation”, is presented in this thesis. Surface precipitation requires heat treatment steps to induce a uniform pattern of solid-state precipitates on the external surface of engineering alloys. This thesis focuses on exploring potential applications of surface precipitation to modify the surface properties of engineering alloys. Surface precipitation is applied to provide sacrificial cathodic protection for Aluminium (Al) alloys. Building from this work, the effect of surface precipitates on the stress corrosion cracking resistance of Al alloys is investigated. A “proof of concept” application of surface precipitation to enhance catalytic performance for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide on engineering alloys is also studied in this project.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Christopher Ross Hutchinson

Additional supervisor 1

Sebastian Thomas

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Materials Science and Engineering

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering