Electrochemical Characteristics of Nanotube Formed Ti-Zr Alloy

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In this paper, Ti-Zr(10, 20, 30 and 40 wt%) alloys were prepared by arc melting and nano-structure controlled for 24 hr at 1000 °C in argon atmosphere. Formation of oxide nanotubes are conducted by anodizing a Ti-Zr alloy in H3PO4 electrolytes with small amounts of fluoride ions at room temperature. The corrosion properties of the specimens were examined through potentiodynamic test (potential range of -1500 ~ 2000 mV) in 0.9% NaCl solution by potentiostat (EG&G Co, PARSTAT 2273. USA). Microstructures of the alloys were examined by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and x-ray diffracto-meter (XRD).

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2008: Materials, Fabrication, Particles, and Characterization – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 462 - 465
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8503-7