Paramasivam, M. and Jayachandran, M. and Iyer, S.V.K. (2003) Influence of alloying additives on the performance of commercial grade aluminium as galvanic anode in alkaline zincate solution for use in primary alkaline batteries. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 33. pp. 303-309. ISSN 0021-891X

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The self-corrosion of different grades of commercial aluminium such as 2S, 3S, 26S and 57S in 4 M NaOH containing 0.6 M ZnO has been determined by weight loss measurements. It is found that 26S and 57S aluminium exhibit negligible corrosion rates in the range 0.05–0.06 mg cm)2 min)1, which can be attributed to the formation of a zincate coating on the aluminium surface. The influence of zincating on the performance of binary and ternary alloys of 26S and 57S aluminium obtained by incorporating alloying elements such as zinc, indium, thallium, gallium and tin as galvanic anode in 4 M NaOH containing 0.6 M ZnO has been examined by studying self corrosion, steady state open circuit potential, galvanostatic polarization and anode efficiency. It is found that zincated ternary alloys of 26S and 57S aluminium containing zinc and indium can serve as good galvanic anodes in alkaline medium. AC impedance measurements and X-ray diffraction studies have been carried out to understand the nature of the film formed on the aluminium surface.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alkaline zincate coating; commercial grade aluminium; galvanic anode; primary alkaline batteries
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 05:57
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 05:57

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