In this book, the history of the concepts critical to the discovery and development of aluminum, its alloys and the anodizing
process are reviewed to provide a foundation for the challenges, achievements, and understanding of the complex relationship
between the aluminum alloy and the reactions that occur during anodic oxidation. Empirical knowledge that has long sustained
industrial anodizing is clarified by viewing the process as corrosion science, addressing each element of the anodizing circuit
in terms of the Tafel Equation. This innovative approach enables a new level of understanding and engineering control for
the mechanisms that occur as the oxide nucleates and grows, developing its characteristic highly ordered structure, which
impact the practical function of the anodic aluminum oxide.