One-step synthesis and growth mechanism of nitrate intercalated ZnAl LDH conversion coatings on zinc


An approach for the synthesis of ZnAlā€“NO3 LDH conversion coatings on zinc in an aqueous acidic Al(NO3)3/NaNO3 solution is demonstrated for the first time. The growth mechanism has been investigated using time resolved structural, microstructural and analytical methods. A LDH growth model involving both electrochemical and chemical processes is suggested.
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