N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"


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Synthesis of Sol-Gel coatings for the protection of aluminium alloys from corrosion

Studies on the development and characterization of sol-gel coatings οn aluminium alloy substrates were made, aiming at the protection of the substrate from corrosion. More concretely coatings of silicon oxide were grown and were incorporated with nanocontainers loaded or not with corrosion inhibitors aiming at the improvement of the protection of coatings. Also research for the use of suitable chemical compounds is made in order to enhance the corrosion protection of the coatings. In order to study the properties, electrochemical methods were used such as cycle voltametry, potensiodynamic and galvanic measurements, as well as SEM, AFM, and IR, RAMAN, XRD, XPS methods were used.

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