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Gloss

The relationship between the directed light and the diffusely reflected light of a surface, determined with the aid of photometers, is visually perceived as gloss.

The smoothness of a surface therefore plays a decisive role, because rough surfaces do not shine but appear matt. Chemical, electrolytic or mechanical polishing significantly increase the gloss and are therefore popular methods for smoothing and beautifying a surface. Electroplating provides shine by adding additives - this works by adsorbing polar organic additives to the cathode. This increases cathodic polarization; at the same time, nickel deposition is impeded. As a result, fine-grained nickel precipitate is formed, whose individual crystals are of a size smaller than the smallest wavelength of visible light. Reflection occurs due to the suppression of diffuse light scattering.

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