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Autori: A. C. Ciubotariu, L. Benea, M. Lakatos–Varsanyi, V. Dragan
Editorial: Elsevier, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 53, Issue 13,, p.4557-4563, 2008.
In this paper, the results on the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and corrosion properties of electrodeposited nanostructured Al2O3–Ni composite coatings are presented. The nanocomposite coatings were obtained by codeposition of alumina nanoparticles (13 nm) with nickel during plating process. The coating thickness was 50 μm on steel support and an average of nano Al2O3 particles inside of coatings at 15 vol.% was present. The structure of the coatings was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It has been found that the codeposition of Al2O3 particles with nickel disturbs the nickel coating’s regular surface structure. The electrochemical behavior of the coatings in the corrosive solutions was investigated by polarization potentiodynamic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods. As electrochemical test solutions 0.5 M sodium chloride and 0.5 M potassium sulphate were used in a three electrode open cell. The corrosion potential is shifted to more negative values for nanostructured coatings in 0.5 M sodium chloride. The polarization resistance in 0.5 M sodium chloride decreases in 24 h, but after that increases slowly. In 0.5 M potassium sulphate solution the polarization resistance decreases after 2 h and after 30 h of immersion the polarization resistance is higher than that of the beginning value. The corrosion rate calculated by polarization potentiodynamic curves obtained after 30 min from immersion in solution is smaller for nanostructured coatings in 0.5 M potassium sulphate (4.74 μm/year) and a little bit bigger in 0.5 M sodium chloride (5.03 μm/year).
Cuvinte cheie: Al2O3–Ni nanostructured composite coatings; Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; Potentiodynamic polarization; Sodium chloride; Potassium sulphate