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Nanoparticle Dispersion, Microstructure and Thermal Effect of Multi-doped ZrO2/SiC from Sulphate Induced Electrolyte

Fayomi, O. S. I and Popoola, A. P. I. and OLORUNTOBA, D. T (2016) Nanoparticle Dispersion, Microstructure and Thermal Effect of Multi-doped ZrO2/SiC from Sulphate Induced Electrolyte. Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 52 (3). pp. 512-516. ISSN 2070-2051

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Abstract

Effort to improve the hardness and thermal resilient properties of coating for advanced engineering applications has necessitated this study. Zn sulphate electrolyte was induced with ZrO2-SiC composite particulate at varied current density of 1.5 and 2.0 A/cm2 for 10 minutes. The incorporated composite particles of ZrO2/SiC were varied in other to examine their mechanical responses on zinc electrolyte. The coated films were characterised with scanning electron microscope with attached electron dispersion spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The micro-hardness properties of the coated and thermal aged alloy were determined with high diamond micro-hardness tester. The anti-corrosion progression was examined using linear polarization technique in 3.65% NaCl. From the results, the incorporation of the composite matrix was found to impact significantly on the surface and microhardness properties. The co-deposition of composite submicron on the zinc electrolyte revealed that homogenous grain structure was obtained.To this end, a boost in the performance characteristics was attained due to effective co-deposition parameters in the electrolyte.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 13:24
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 13:24
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10555

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