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Volume 145, 2018NCTAM 2017 – 13th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
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|Published online||09 January 2018|
Preparation of sol-gel SiO2 coatings on steel and their corrosion resistance
Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., bl.11, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Shipchenski Prohod Blvd. 67, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., bl. 10, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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A protective SiO2 coating was prepared by sol-gel method on stainless steel plates, using precursor solutions having 2 different concentrations: low (0.5M) and high (2M) concentration. The dip coating-drying cycles have been repeated three times, after that the coatings were thermally treated at 300°C or 500°C in air. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), AFM and X-ray diffraction analyses have been applied. The corrosion resistances of SiO2 coated steels were examined in NaCl medium for 346 hours. Many microcracks and craters in the samples, prepared from solution of high concentration appear after corrosion attack. The coatings obtained from solution of low concentrations reveals almost unchanged surface structure without visible cracks and pits. The evaluated corrosion rate of this coating is lower than those of uncoated steel.
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