Photocathode Protection Properties of TiO2/V2O5 Coating
Nano-sized TiO2/V2O5 bilayer coatings were prepared on type304 stainless steel substrate by sol-gel method and were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD). The performance of photocathode protection of the coating was investigated by the electrochemical method. SEM results indicate that the coating surface is continuous, uniform and dense, XRD spectra show that the coating is of anatase TiO2 and V2O5. The experimental results demonstrate that type 304 stainless steel with the bilayer coating can maintain cathode protection for 6h in the dark after irradiation by UV illumination for 1 h.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
M. J. Zhou and L. Zhong, "Photocathode Protection Properties of TiO2/V2O5 Coating", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 651-654, 2009