The electrochemistry corrosion behavior of Fe3Al-type intermetallic with super-hydrophobic surfaces

Liu, Tao and Lau, Kin-Tak and Chen, Shougang and Cheng, Sha and He, Tian and Yin, Yansheng (2010) The electrochemistry corrosion behavior of Fe3Al-type intermetallic with super-hydrophobic surfaces. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 25 (5). pp. 298-301. ISSN 1042-6914


A novel super-hydrophobic film was prepared by myristic acid (CH3(CH2)12COOH) chemically adsorbed onto the polyethyleneimine (PEI) coated Fe3Al-type intermetallic wafer. The film character and structure were probed with contact angle measurement, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscope (AFM). The results suggest that the structure of the film is similar to lotus, and the seawater contact angle is larger than 150°. Moreover, the corrosion resistances of untreated and modified samples in seawater were investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Experimental results show that the corrosion rate of Fe3Al-type intermetallic with super-hydrophobic surface decreases dramatically because of its special microstructure.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 00:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: corrosion resistance; iron aluminide; seawater; super-hydrophobic; aluminum; angle measurement; contact angle; corrosion rate; electrochemical corrosion; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; scanning electron microscopy; surface chemistry; atomic force microscopes; corrosion behavior; iron aluminide; iron aluminides; myristic acid; polyethyleneimine; SEM; super-hydrophobic surfaces; superhydrophobic
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030399 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10426911003747717

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