aqueous solutions at high voltage which is accompanied by plasma
discharge phenomena at the solid/ electrolyte interface is a
dynamic field of surface engineering; plasma-assisted
electrolysis processes underlie a group of electrochemical
techniques for surface treatment of technological components to
improve performance in operating conditions, increase life time,
and reduce production costs. The purpose of controlled surface
modification is to reduce corrosion, reduce energy losses
through friction, reduce wear, achieve thermal or electrical
insulation. The sample to be treated is placed as a working
electrode, either anode or cathode, in an electrolytic bath of
suitable composition, the treatment techniques being classified
in anodic and cathodic techniques, depending on the polarity
applied to the treated sample.
ELSSA LABORATORY SRL conducts scientific research activities for the development of applications of surface engineering techniques based on the use of electrolysis plasma.
- Development of ceramic thin films by plasma electrolysis oxidation on steels, zirconium alloys, titanium and magnesium alloys;
- Carburizing, nitro-carburizing, boro-nitro-carburizing on steels and titanium alloys by saturation in electrolytic plasma.