Wettability inversion of aluminum-magnesium alloy surfaces

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The paper presents the experimental results on the use of low-temperature heating to reduce time of wetting inversion (from superhydrophilicity to hydrophobicity) of aluminum-magnesium alloy surfaces textured by laser radiation. Stable growth of the contact angle to 137.3-144.2° after heating surfaces (wettability properties deteriorate) was recorded. Wetting inversion from superhydrophilicity to hydrophobicity occurs in 2-3 hours of low-temperature heating of textured samples. The wettability inversion time depends on the type of texture. A significant increase in carbon content of elemental composition of the near-surface layer of samples after their low-temperature heating was registered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012085
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2021
Event14th International Forum on Strategic Technology, IFOST 2019 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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