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Question 3/7 in Materials FAQs


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Question:

What is Anodizing?

Answer:

"Niobium and titanium react to exposure to oxygen by forming a clear oxide layer on their exposed surfaces. Anodizing causes this reaction to continue further than it would naturally, producing thicker layers of oxide. As the layer thickens, it begins to interrupt the light waves as they pass through and reflect off the metal surface. This interference creates color."

Source: RioGrande.com

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