Corrosion resistance potential of boron phosphide films in a naval environment

David Haddow, A. A. Ogwu, F. Placido

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


The anode characteristic differences of n- and p- type germanium in aqueous solutions has been investigated in the early 1950's. n- type electrodes were always pitted after being made anode above the breakdown potential, whereas p-type electrodes exhibited an electro-polished surface finish. Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated germanium has been used extensively as the material of choice in harsh sub-surface and surface seawater environments. It has been widely demonstrated that DLC coated germanium provides limited protection and that electrolytic etching of the germanium still occurs. This paper investigates the corrosion resistance properties of Boron Phosphide on germanium in a naval environment by presenting measured, comparative data from tests and field trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventWindow and Dome Technologies VIII - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 23 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Corrosion resistance potential of boron phosphide films in a naval environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this