Oxidation Resistance of Mild Steels Coated with Ce4+-Modified TiO2 Nanofilms
The Ce4+-modified titania nanofilm was deposited onto mild steels by the sol-gel method. The effect of the film on protecting mild steels from oxidation was studied by means of oxidation test, SEM and XRD. It was found that the anti-oxidation effect is increased by Ce4+ modifying and with increasing layer number. When oxidized below 600 oC, the Ce4+-modified double-layer titania nanofilm possesses an excellent anti-oxidation performance that is comparable with that of the stainless steel.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Z.M. Shi et al., "Oxidation Resistance of Mild Steels Coated with Ce4+-Modified TiO2 Nanofilms", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1930-1932, 2007