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American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2017, 5(1), 1-6
DOI: 10.12691/materials-5-1-1
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Study of Cavitation Erosion Experiments on Thermally Oxidized Rutile Phase TiO2 Films on Stainless Steel

Abdelkader Nebatti1, , Christian Pflitsch1, Georg Brors1, Benjamin Curdts1 and Burak Atakan1, 2

1Thermodynamics, IVG, Mechanical Engineering, University of Duisburg Essen, Campus Duisburg, Lotharstr. 1, D-47057, Germany

2CeNIDE, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Pub. Date: March 22, 2017

Cite this paper:
Abdelkader Nebatti, Christian Pflitsch, Georg Brors, Benjamin Curdts and Burak Atakan. Study of Cavitation Erosion Experiments on Thermally Oxidized Rutile Phase TiO2 Films on Stainless Steel. American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2017; 5(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/materials-5-1-1

Abstract

A technique to deposit titanium films with rutile-TiO2 layer at the top was carried out in two steps: the deposition of titanium by means of cathodic vacuum arc (CVA) followed by a thermal oxidation technique was investigated. As a result, well adhering rutile films occurred in the near surface region. The uncoated and coated substrates were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The presence of rutile phase titanium dioxide and titanium metal was confirmed by XRD. Cavitation erosion was used to investigate the protective adhesion properties of these coatings. Cavitation erosion tests confirmed that rutile TiO2 films with a Ti inter layer adhere well to stainless steel substrates and protect the substrate from erosion.

Keywords:
titanium dioxide TiO2 rutile phase cathodic vacuum arc thermal oxidation cavitation erosion

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