Making metal surfaces strong, resistant, and multifunctional by nanoscale-sculpturing.

Baytekin-Gerngross, M., Gerngross, M. D., Carstensen, J. and Adelung, Rainer (2016) Making metal surfaces strong, resistant, and multifunctional by nanoscale-sculpturing. Nanoscale Horizons, 1 (6). pp. 467-472. DOI 10.1039/C6NH00140H.

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Surfaces are the crucial and limiting factor in nearly all metal applications, especially when technologically relevant alloys are employed. Insufficient surface properties on the nano-and microscale of metals determine, e.g. metal-polymer composite stability, implant biocompatibility, or corrosion resistance. Conventional surface preparation is just like an arbitrary cut through the metal body optimized for bulk behavior so that such surfaces contain various element mixtures and complex microstructures in which grains and lattice planes vary in their chemical stability from weak to strong. In contrast, the here described novel nanoscale-surface sculpturing based on semiconductor etching knowledge turns surfaces of everyday metals into their most stable configuration, but leaves the bulk properties unaffected. Thus, nanoscale-sculpturing ensures stronger, reliable joints to nearly all materials, reduces corrosion vastly, and generates a multitude of multifunctional surface properties not limited to those shown below.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 Baytekin-Gerngross, M. Gerngross, M. D. Carstensen, J. Adelung, R.
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1039/C6NH00140H
ISSN: 2055-6756
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 06:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 10:41

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