In situ monitoring of the lateral water diffusion in coated metals using dual odd random phase EIS Vrije Universiteit Brussel
In this work, a novel approach based on the application of dual ORP-EIS is proposed to identify the lateral water diffusion in intact coated metals from the area exposed to the electrolyte to the adjacent non-exposed area. As such, the electrochemical response of the exposed area and non-exposed area with a certain distance from the exposed area is collected simultaneously using a dual front-end (analog potentiostat). Employing this approach, ...
The role of PEDOT:PSS in (super)capacitors: A review Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pre-eruptive storage conditions and magmatic evolution of the Bora-Baricha-Tullu Moye volcanic system, Main Ethiopian Rift Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bora-Baricha-Tullu Moye is a Late Quaternary volcanic system in the Main Ethiopian Rift, characterised by products of both explosive and effusive volcanic eruptions. The petrological and geochemical characteristics of the volcanic products are investigated using a combination of petrography, major and trace element whole rock analyses and in-situ major element analyses of phenocryst phases, matrix glass and melt inclusions. The bulk rock ...
Investigation of hybrid Zr-aminosilane treatment formation on zinc substrate and comparison to advanced high strength stainless steel Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This research investigates the deposition mechanism of a hybrid Zr-aminosilane conversion coating as a replacement for the conventional pretreatment systems on a zinc substrate. The traditional Zr-based conversion treatment has been optimized by the addition of both Cu as an accelerator and aminosilane as an adhesion promotor. The deposition mechanism was unraveled using complementary surface analytical techniques such as XPS, FEG-AES, EDX, ...
New insights into the mechanism of localised corrosion induced by TiN-containing inclusions in high strength low alloy steel Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This work investigated the chemical and electrochemical mechanisms of localised corrosion triggered by CaS·xMgO·yAl2O3·TiN complex inclusions in high strength low alloy steel (HSLAS) under a simulated marine environment. Special focus was given to the role of the TiN portion of the inclusion on the initiation and growth of the corrosion pits. The thermodynamic process of pitting initiation was investigated by Gibbs free energy, Pourbaix ...
Growth kinetics and passive behavior of the native oxide film on additively manufactured AlSi10Mg versus the conventional cast alloy Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Unraveling the formation mechanism of hybrid Zr conversion coating on advanced high strength stainless steels Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Role of Anodising Parameters in the Performance of Bare and Coated Aerospace Anodic Oxide Films Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The role of anodising in the performance of corrosion protection systems for aerospace applications Vrije Universiteit Brussel
outstanding corrosion protection performance. Chromates are however known
carcinogenic agents and therefore, their use has been restricted and will be completely
banned in the near future in the scope of the REACh regulation. In the early 2000s,
tartaric sulfuric acid anodising (TSA) was introduced in the frame of the chromic acid
anodising (CAA) ...