Enhanced corrosion resistance of sintered NdFeB magnets
During the study, tannic acid (TA) was employed to modify the surface of multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to form TCNTs hybrids via noncovalent functionalisation to enhance its dispersibility in water. Then, the TCNTs enhanced epoxy coatings were applied on sintered NdFeB magnets by cathodic electrophoretic deposition method for corrosion test. The corrosion resistance of prepared specimens was assessed by electrochemical experiments.
Superior corrosion resistance
The results show that TCNTs hybrids present a more homogeneous distribution in epoxy resin than pristine CNTs and could obviously promote anticorrosion properties of prepared specimens. Within 36-day soaking in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution, the specimens maintain a high value of |Z|0.01Hz (108 Ω cm2) when the concentration of TCNTs is 2 g/L. When immersed in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution for 40 days, the Ecorr of specimens shifts to − 0.207 V and Jcorr is about 5.281 × 10−11 A cm−2, which demonstrates superior corrosion resistance.
The study has been published in Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, Volume 19, September 2022.