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Effect of C/Si ratio on the electrochemical behavior of a-SiCx:H coatings on SS301 substrate deposited by PECVD

D. Li, Srinivasan Guruvenket, J. A. Szpunar and Jolanta-Ewa Sapieha

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Amorphous hydrogenated silicon carbide (a-SiCx:H) coatings were deposited on stainless steel 301 (SS301) using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition with the methane gas flow ranging from 30 to 90 sccm. XRD spectra confirmed the amorphous structure of these coatings. The as-deposited coatings all exhibited homogenous dense feature, and no porosities were observed in SEM and AFM analysis. The a-SiCx:H coatings remarkably increased the corrosion resistance of the SS301 substrate. With the increase of the C concentration, the a-SiCx:H coatings exhibited significantly enhanced electrochemical behavior. The a-SiCx:H coating with the highest carbon concentration acted as an excellent barrier to charge transfer, with a corrosion current of 3.5 × 10−12 A/cm2 and a breakdown voltage of 1.36 V, compared to 2.5 × 10−8 A/cm2 and 0.34 V for the SS301 substrate.

Department: Department of Engineering Physics
Funders: CRSNG/NSERC, CRIAQ
Grant number: CRDPJ328038-05
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/11986/
Journal Title: International Journal of Corrosion (vol. 2014)
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
DOI: 10.1155/2014/565109
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/565109
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 15:08
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2024 23:57
Cite in APA 7: Li, D., Guruvenket, S., Szpunar, J. A., & Sapieha, J.-E. (2014). Effect of C/Si ratio on the electrochemical behavior of a-SiCx:H coatings on SS301 substrate deposited by PECVD. International Journal of Corrosion, 2014, 565109 (8 pages). https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/565109

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