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Rekaik Mouna, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia University of Jijel, Algeria
Title : Nickel-alumina composite coatings on a steel substrate


The need for improving the coatings with better corrosion resistance has been developed by the use of composite electrodeposits, which consists on adding solid particles in the structure of nickel, such as aluminium oxide (Al2O3). The objective of this research is the study of the resistance of nickel-alumina composite coatings on steel substrates (black plate), obtained from electroplating bath, at different levels of Al2O3 concentrations. The characterization is made by tests of corrosion in two different electrolytic solutions 0,5M K2SO4 and 0,5M NaCl, and physicochemical analyzes such as the X-rays diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with the microanalysis (EDAX). The electrochemical behavior of composite coatings in corrosive solutions was checked by methods of potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The various tests, carried out in theses conditions, revealed that the particles of Al2O3 added to the bath decrease the corrosion tendency of covered steels. They also determined the concentration of Al2O3, added to the bath, which provided the optimal protection against corrosion.
Keywords-Electrodeposition; Composite coating Ni-Al2O3; Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS); Potentiodynamic polarization