Fundamental research on optimal quality tin coatings
Leiden Professor Marc Koper will be carrying out research on the chemical process underlying tin coating in order to optimise the quality of tin coatings. He has been awarded a subsidy of 285,000 euros from the STW Technology Foundation and Tata Steel.
Koper will be examining the interchange between electrolysis and surface structure in order to determine the optimum conditions for producing the highest quality tin coatings. He and researchers from Tata Steel Europe in IJmuiden will devise a process model to describe how the optimum flow density can be calculated.
The subsidy will allow Koper to appoint a PhD candidate for a period of a year.