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aluminizing

(ă-loo -mă-nÿz-ing) A process whereby a very thin but perfectly uniform coating of aluminum is deposited by evaporation on a suitable base. It is used in astronomy to produce the reflective layer of a mirror. The aluminizing is done in an evacuated chamber. The aluminum layer is usually protected by a transparent coating of silica or magnesium fluoride. The surface is harder and more stable than silver and is also able to reflect shorter wavelengths than silver. The process was introduced into telescope manufacture in 1931 by the US instrument-maker John Strong. See silvering.
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7a) and the original Fe sample after a single aluminizing treatment.
where d is the aluminized layer thickness, t is the aluminizing duration, [D.
Although SMAT can significantly reduce the aluminizing temperature, the aluminized layer formed by a single aluminizing treatment at a low temperature is still not uniform enough from place to place by a large-scale observation (Fig.
Considering the negative effect caused by the high temperature treatment and the fact that the activator is still not active enough at 400[degrees]C, a successive aluminizing process at 500[degrees]C for 120 min and then at 700[degrees]C for 60 min is employed to aluminize the SMAT Fe sample.
Figures 9a and 9b show the cross-sectional SEM morphologies of the SMAT sample after a successive aluminizing process (sample D).
Relative to the corrosion potential of the samples without the aluminizing treatment, it is decreased after the aluminizing treatment, e.
Figure 11 shows the SEM images of corroded surfaces of the original SMAT sample (sample B), and the SMAT sample treated by a single lower temperature aluminizing (sample C) and by a successive aluminizing process (sample D), respectively.