Electrophoretic Deposition of Nacre Coatings on Titanium Substrates
Nacre powder suspensions in alcohol added with acetic acid (Suspension I) or calcium chloride (Suspension II) were prepared. Titanium substrates were coated with nacre powder by EPD in the suspensions. The result shows that Suspension II is more stable than Suspension I, and deposition rate in Suspension II is much higher than that in Suspension I. XRD and FTIR results show that the nacre coatings exhibit the same characteristics as the raw nacre powder. SEM morphologies show that uniform coatings are achieved. Scratch test shows that bonding strength of coatings from Suspension I is much higher than that of Suspension II. The higher bonding strength from Suspension I was confirmed to be closely related to the concurrent deposition of organic molecules dissolved in the suspension.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
H. F. Zhou et al., "Electrophoretic Deposition of Nacre Coatings on Titanium Substrates", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 747-750, 2006