Structure of anodic oxide coatings on aluminum


  • This work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie and by the Henkel KGaA


The structure of the remarkably uniform array of pores in surface coatings on aluminum has been investigated using X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. The almost hexagonally shaped cells make the films of interest for application in the field of synthetic membranes and as supports for active materials.