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Fabrication of Corrosion Resistance Micro-Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Anodized Aluminum in a One-Step Electrodeposition Process

Centre Universitaire de Recherche sur l’Aluminium (CURAL), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 555 Boulevard de l’Université, Chicoutimi, QC G7H 2B1, Canada
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Metals 2016, 6(3), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/met6030047
Received: 23 December 2015 / Accepted: 22 February 2016 / Published: 29 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Aluminum Alloys)
The formation of low surface energy hybrid organic-inorganic micro-nanostructured zinc stearate electrodeposit transformed the anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) surface to superhydrophobic, having a water contact angle of 160°. The corrosion current densities of the anodized and aluminum alloy surfaces are found to be 200 and 400 nA/cm2, respectively. In comparison, superhydrophobic anodic aluminum oxide (SHAAO) shows a much lower value of 88 nA/cm2. Similarly, the charge transfer resistance, Rct, measured by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy shows that the SHAAO substrate was found to be 200-times larger than the as-received aluminum alloy substrate. These results proved that the superhydrophobic surfaces created on the anodized surface significantly improved the corrosion resistance property of the aluminum alloy. View Full-Text
Keywords: superhydrophobic aluminum; corrosion; anodized aluminum oxide (AAO); organic-inorganic; micro-nanostructure; zinc stearate (ZnSA); potentiodynamic polarization; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) superhydrophobic aluminum; corrosion; anodized aluminum oxide (AAO); organic-inorganic; micro-nanostructure; zinc stearate (ZnSA); potentiodynamic polarization; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
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Huang, Y.; Sarkar, D.K.; Chen, X.-G. Fabrication of Corrosion Resistance Micro-Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Anodized Aluminum in a One-Step Electrodeposition Process. Metals 2016, 6, 47.

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Huang Y, Sarkar DK, Chen X-G. Fabrication of Corrosion Resistance Micro-Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Anodized Aluminum in a One-Step Electrodeposition Process. Metals. 2016; 6(3):47.

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Huang, Ying; Sarkar, Dilip K.; Chen, X.-Grant. 2016. "Fabrication of Corrosion Resistance Micro-Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Anodized Aluminum in a One-Step Electrodeposition Process" Metals 6, no. 3: 47.

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