Project

Spectro-electrochemical study of protective coating for copper objects

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other engineering and technology
Keywords
time-resolved conservation in situ synchrotron radiation copper spectro electrochemistry
 
Project description

This project focuses on the corrosion inhibition of copper alloys. More specifically we wish to develop a protective coating that is stable, easy to apply and remove and is aesthetically pleasing. The coating will be optimized, and characterized towards corrosion protection and other physical properties. Short and long term exposure of the environment on the coating will be evaluated using time-resolved synchrotron measurements.