The investigation of thin protecting layers on roughened galvanized steel surfaces produced by different coating methods

Péter Németh, Ágnes Csanády, Katalin Papp, Anna Cs Pintér, László Szabó, Zoltán Pászti, Attila Tóth, Erika Kálmán

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Protective, chromate substitute thin layers on roughened galvanized surfaces produced at OCAS (Arcelor, Belgium) were characterized and compared using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM+EDS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Nanoindentation and X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS). EDX maps, line scans and point analyses obtained at various places of the surfaces have shown differences between the CVD and silane nanolayers in the matter of thickness distribution and composition. At cross-section specimens the thickness of the layers could be shown. The hardness differences caused by layer thickness variations are hard to follow by nanoindentation as the penetration depth of the indenter is much larger than the thickness of the coatings. XPS measurements can distinguish between the chemical states of silicon in CVD and silane coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Event6th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science - Siofok, Hungary
Duration: Oct 14 2007Oct 16 2007



  • AFM
  • Auger parameter
  • CVD (SiO)
  • Nanoindentation
  • SEM
  • Silane
  • Thin layers
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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