Effect of processing conditions on the structural properties and corrosion behavior of TiO2-SiO2 multilayer coatings derived via the sol-gel method

Saman Khosravi H, Vignaswaran K. Veerapandiyan, Rudolf Vallant, Klaus Reichmann

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TiO2–SiO2 multilayer protective coatings were prepared via the sol-gel method on a C45E steel substrate. The influences of the number of layers, annealing temperature and annealing atmosphere on the corrosion resistance were investigated. Electrochemical characterization showed correlations between the processing parameters and the corrosion resistance. A maximum polarization resistance of 61 kΩ cm2 was achieved with coatings of three layers annealed at 900 °C in air compared to just 2 kΩ cm2 for the uncoated C45E steel sample. This research revealed the possibility of preparing a dense corrosion-resistant layer on C45E steel with minimal surface defects by optimizing the processing parameters.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCeramics International
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Apr 2020



  • Sol-gel Multilayer coating TiO2–SiO2 Corrosion behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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