Silver-embedded epoxy nanocomposites as organic coatings for steel
Synergistic effect in corrosion protection and self-healing performance
The effect of seawater, and pH of solutions on the aggregation and zeta potential of Ag NPs were characterised and identified. The Ag/mPEGTH hybrid materials produced well dispersion and exhibit a remarkable superiority in enhancing the anticorrosion performance of epoxy coatings and fulfill a significant synergistic effect in anticorrosion and self-healing performance for epoxy composite coatings. The new self-healing mechanism of Ag/mPEGTH nanomaterial for the epoxy coating defects is tentatively proposed and discussed.
The study is published in: Progress in Organic Coatings Volume 123, October 2018, Pages 209-222.