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Anti-corrosion protective films – evolution during electrochemical testing

3D scanning profilometer +MountainsMap® Scanning Topography software


Input Data

  • Series of topography measurements of a steel substrate covered by ALUZINC, then by a ppHMDSO film with cerium nanocharges. After scratching down to the ALUZINC layer, the sample is immersed in a corrosive solution and scanned at regular intervals and at incremental voltages
  • Results

  • The scratch area evolves rapidly and fills up (explained to a great extent by self-repairing effect of anti-corrosion agent).
  • Mountains® tools used

  • 4D analysis (x, y, z, t) of a series of surfaces using the 4D analysis module.
  • ISO 25178 functional volume parameters available in the 3D Advanced Surface Texture module.


  • Images courtesy of the Materials Unit at the LTI (Laboratoire de Technologies Industrielles et Matériaux), Henri Tudor Public Research Center, Luxembourg.


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