Author : A. Ajeel, S.
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2017, Volume 35, Issue 9, Pages 961-969
In the present work an electrochemical anodizations of pure Zn sheet result in the ZnO porous film structure in alkaline solution (15% ammonium florid) by using constant voltage technique at a range of (2-10) volt, for period time of 10 minutes at room temperature was studied .
Atomic force microscope (AFM) used to investigate the topography and roughness of anodic film formed on the surface, it was found that the roughness of the anodic film is mainly depended on the anodizing voltage and its increase from 0.2 (as polished) to (2.9) nm after anodizing. Coating thickness also increases with an increase in voltage from 0 to 285 μm after anodizing. The corrosion behaviors of anodized and non-anodized of zinc specimens in sea water are obtained. The corrosion current density and corrosion rate are decreased with an increase in supplying voltage which increases anodic film thickness.