Project

Synthesis and characterization of self healing coatings for the corrosion protection of steel

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 June 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
electrochemical methods corrosion abrasion hybrid coating nanocomposite
 
Project description

In this project we will investigate the corrosion, scratch and abrasion resistance of hybrid coatings on coloured and uncoloured DX54D steel plates which are used as automotive body panels. We will work on nanocomposite coatings which are based on a silica network as they tend to have a low penetrability to corrosive agents and hence result in good barrier properties.