Monitoring of changes in the roughness of the metal surface after the application of the conversion layer

  • 1 Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic


The article is focused on the study of the integrity of the material that is used in the automotive industry in process of creating joints by combined technology. The article describes the study of the properties of chemically pretreated surfaces by phosphating technology. When creating new surfaces by phosphating, a new type of phosphate layer was used using modern conductive compounds of polyaniline salts. The pretreated surfaces were investigated in terms of structure, 2D and 3D microgeometry, contact angle in relation to the determination of surface wettability and surface energy. The experiment was realized in order to identify the connections between individual factors of the process and roughness characteristics.



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