A Combined Microscopical and XRD Study of Zinc Coatings
In the present work the phases of the zinc coatings deposited with hot-dip galvanizing, pack cementation and wire flame spraying are examined with Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy. The different phases which are observed are identified with the combined results of electron and X-Ray diffraction. From the results it is concluded that pack cementation coatings are consisted by two different layers while hot dip galvanized coatings are composed by the same phases and additionally two extra phases of the Fe-Zn phase diagram. Flame sprayed coatings are composed by pure zinc, in the form of thin lamellae, together with nanocrystaline zinc oxide which is formed from the oxidation of liquid metallic droplets during the spray procedure.
Danuta Stróż & Małgorzata Karolus
N. Pistofidis et al., "A Combined Microscopical and XRD Study of Zinc Coatings", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 163, pp. 93-96, 2010