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This investigation described in detail all topographical changes during the deposition of three layers of organic coatings on steel substrate.

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The characterization includes the use of cratering ball testing for determining the thickness of coatings. The usual is to assess thickness of thin and hard coating, but in this case some layers are thick and soft, but some of final results were fully of confidence.


The characterization could be applied for other organic coatings, including bio-polymers.

Giuseppe Pintaude
Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana

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This page is a summary of: Surface Characterization of Three-Layer Organic Coating Applied on AISI 4130 Steel, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, January 2018, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2018/6767245.
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