Electrochemical Analysis of the Fluorocarbon Anticorrosion Coating after Accelerated Weathering Environment Aging
Fluorocarbon coating was exposed to artificial weathering environment produced by the xenon lamp/condensation weathering equipment for different time periods. The degradation process was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR) and optical microscope. The results show that the resistance of the coatings decrease ，while the capacitance and soakage become larger with the increase of the aging time. This demonstrates that the early aging of the coating influences its protective properties for the corrosion medium. The reason is the changes of the coating’s surface state and chemical structure accelerate the penetration of medium into the coatings, and therefore accelerate the corrosion of metal occurs under the coating.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
J. Gao et al., "Electrochemical Analysis of the Fluorocarbon Anticorrosion Coating after Accelerated Weathering Environment Aging", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 563-566, 2011