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, W.G. Yu, G.J. Ji, H. Zhou, "Oxidation Resistance of Mild Steels Coated with Ce4+-Modified TiO2 Nanofilms", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1930-1932, 2007