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Title: Real-time imaging, spectroscopy, and structural investigation of cathodic plasma electrolytic oxidation of molybdenum

In this paper, the results of the investigation of cathodic plasma electrolytic oxidation (CPEO) of molybdenum at 160 V in a mixed solution of borax, water, and ethylene glycol are presented. Real-time imaging and optical emission spectroscopy were used for the characterization of the CPEO. During the process, vapor envelope is formed around the cathode and strong electric field within the envelope caused the generation of plasma discharges. The spectral line shape analysis of hydrogen Balmer line H{sub β} (486.13 nm) shows that plasma discharges are characterized by the electron number density of about 1.4 × 10{sup 21 }m{sup −3}. The electron temperature of 15 000 K was estimated by measuring molybdenum atomic lines intensity. Surface morphology, chemical, and phase composition of coatings formed by CPEO were characterized by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. The elemental components of CPEO coatings are Mo and O and the predominant crystalline form is MoO{sub 3}.
Authors:
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  1. Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 12-16, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490706
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BALMER LINES; COATINGS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; GLYCOLS; HYDROGEN; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; MOLYBDENUM; MORPHOLOGY; OXIDATION; PLASMA; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SHAPE; SURFACES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY