The commercial steel AISI 1010 was coated with AISI 316L steel using Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition (CAPD) technique. The coatings were deposited in vacuum and in the presence of nitrogen, acetylene and mixture of the two as reactive gases. The coatings were deposited as a function of time while other parameters remained constant. The coatings 0.75 to 1.3 μm thick were adherent and amorphous. The aqueous corrosion properties of the coated samples in 3.5 wt % NaCl solution were studied by Tafel, cyclic and potentiodynamic polarization measurements. The derived corrosion parameters were then compared among the various uncoated and coated samples. The study revealed that the coated samples were more corrosion resistant than the uncoated one. Similarly, the samples coated in the nitrogen + acetylene mixture atmosphere were more corrosion resistant than the samples coated in only nitrogen and acetylene atmospheres. The corrosion parameters were also compared as a function of coating time to ascertain best coating thickness.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|