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pas·si·vate

(pas'i-vāt),
To render less activated, so as to diminish the activation of cells or cell surfaces.
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From 1957 to 1964, significant advances were made in understanding the composition and structure of passivating films on iron by combining electrochemical measurements with electron diffraction studies on single crystal surfaces.
It is generally well known that once the pH falls below 9 the passivating layer breaks down and then there is little or no hindrance to corrosion.
Under normal conditions, the alkaline pore water reacts with the steel surface to form a stable and protective (passivating) layer of an iron oxide on the surface.
In addition, the engraving and passivating can be done on a finished part, reducing the amount of product in finished good inventory.
Fortunately, there is a new laser passivating process that passes the ASTM F1089-10 standard test method for corrosion of surgical instruments.
Despite this, some discrepancies remain within published literature relating to areas of key importance such as the involvement of hydrogen in passivating defects such as B-O defects [1-4] and the diffusivity of hydrogen [5].
Key statement: The present invention provides shaped articles comprising one or more composite layer of (i) a vulcanizate encapsulated in a colored or uncolored thermoplastic polymer matrix containing one or more passivating agent and (ii) a reflective material chosen from colored fluidizable particles of a thermoplastic reflective colorant encapsulated vulcanizate, roofing granules, thermoplastic encapsulated roofing granules, the colored thermoplastic polymer matrix and combinations thereof.
P-type passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) is a mainstream high-efficiency solar cell technology, where a rear-side passivating dielectric layer is used to reduce the surface recombination power losses and to improve the internal reflection.
The i-TOPCon cell offers a front boron emitter and a rear full-area passivating contact.
Both were deciding factors in Entinox's choice of the BONDERITE C-CP 1300 pickling and passivating process.