This paper deals with the interfacial adhesion properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy substrates, prepared by using different treatment protocols selected on the basis of their different effectiveness, and bonded using a structural, high-strength epoxy adhesive. The alternative pre-bonding treatments were sodium hydroxide anodization and low-pressure-plasma treatment, the effects of which were compared to that of a base preparation via solvent degreasing of the substrates’ surface. The treated surfaces were joined according to standard protocols, and then tested for shear strength. The mechanical results were then correlated to surface characteristics of the substrates such as oxidation state and wettability. Parallel scanning Kelvin-probe measurements allowed us to focus our attention on the possible role of the electrical properties of the substrates. We observed that each treatment entails different behavior of the electrical potential of the surface, which correlates with the mechanical strength of the joints. The results suggest that an evaluation of the surface potential of titanium-alloy substrates might be a promising, indicative supplementary parameter for the evaluation of their pre-bonding surface conditions, allowing correlations with presence/absence of an oxide layer at the resin-substrate interface.
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|Titolo:||Comparative characterization of the surface state of Ti-6Al-4V substrates in different pre-bonding conditions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|