Influence of titanium or aluminum doping on the electrochemical properties of CrN coatings in artificial seawater

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Ji-Zhou Kong
  • Tian-Jiao Hou
  • Qian-Zhi Wang
  • Liang Yin
  • Fei Zhou
  • Zhi-Feng Zhou

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-124
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume307
Online published15 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

Abstract

CrN, CrTiN and CrAlN coatings were deposited on Si (100) via co-sputtering chromium, titanium and aluminum targets by using unbalanced magnetron sputtering, respectively. And the relevant microstructure and composition were characterized. The influences of the doping elements on the microstructural and electrochemical properties of CrN coatings in the artificial seawater were analyzed via the open circuit potential (OCP), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization tests. As a result, the CrN coating exhibits the favorable corrosion resistance. On the contrary, the easy occurrence of hydration reaction for AlN would lower the compactness of CrAlN, subsequently deteriorate its corrosion resistance. Thus, the CrAlN coating presents the worst electrochemical properties in spite of its highest electrical resistivity. In particular, the CrTiN coating exhibits the outstanding corrosion resistance with relatively higher charge transfer resistance (Rct), polarization resistance (RP) due to its great compactness.

Research Area(s)

  • CrN coating, Doping, Electrochemical properties, Hydration, Polarization

Citation Format(s)

Influence of titanium or aluminum doping on the electrochemical properties of CrN coatings in artificial seawater. / Kong, Ji-Zhou; Hou, Tian-Jiao; Wang, Qian-Zhi; Yin, Liang; Zhou, Fei; Zhou, Zhi-Feng; Li, Lawrence Kwok-Yan.

In: Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 307, 15.12.2016, p. 118-124.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal