Microstructure and corrosion performance of steam-based conversion coatings produced in the presence of TiO2 particles on aluminium alloys

Rameez Ud Din, Visweswara Chakravarthy Gudla, Morten Stendahl Jellesen, Rajan Ambat

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Abstract

The steam-based conversion coatings containing TiO2 particleswere prepared using a two-step process comprising of spin coating of particles onto an aluminiumsubstrate followed by a high-pressure steam treatment. Process has resulted in the formation of aluminium oxide layer (~1.3 μm thick) embedded with TiO2 particles. The electrochemical measurements showthe beneficial effect of TiO2 particles in the oxide layer by exhibiting lowestanodic and cathodic activities, and reduced pit depth. The presence of TiO2 particles shifts the corrosion potentialvalues to positive side (noble side) when compared to the coatings without TiO2 particles, while the shift in thepitting potential was a function of the steam treatment time and degree of particle incorporation into the oxide.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume296
Pages (from-to)1-12
ISSN0257-8972
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Aluminium alloys
  • Steam
  • TiO2
  • Conversion coating
  • Corrosion protection
  • Polarization

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