سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: دهمین کنگره ملی خوردگی ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۸
M.G hosseini – Electrochemistry Research Laboratory, Physical Chemistry Department, Chemistry Faculty, University ofTabriz, Tabriz, Iran
H Ashassi-Srkhabi –
H.A.Y Ghiasvand –
Zn-Ni a.lloy coatings are electroplated on mild. steel after an appropriate pretreatment from a tartrate free-cyanide alkaline bath solution, for the first time. A cerium-based chemical conversion process was developed as an alterna.tive to chromate process. ZnNi coatings were obtained with a derivative of imidazol as a brightener agent. The formation of fine grain particles in the cerium conversion coatings leads to the improvement ofa corrosion performance. Zn-Ni plated steel specimens were treated in Ce (N03)3 solutions at room temperature with various immersion times. The corrosion behavior ofbare and. treated Zn-Ni alloy coatings on mild steel has been evaluated during an exposure to O.SNNaCI using Tafel polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. The results of these measurements have shown that the newly developed cerium-based conversion coating process is a promising candidate for replacing the conventional chromate treatments, nowadays used for galvanized steel The coatings were analyzed for phase structure by X-ray
diffraction (XR.D). This process may be useful in forming undercoats for paints and polymer coatings on mild steel.