Short- and long-term wettability evolution and corrosion resistance of uncoated and polymer-coated laser-textured steel surface
ID Conradi, Marjetka (Author), ID Sever, Tina (Author), ID Gregorčič, Peter (Author), ID Kocijan, Aleksandra (Author)

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We present the results of one year observation of wetting and corrosion properties of nanosecond fiber laser-textured stainless steel, uncoated and coated with epoxy or FAS (fluoroalkylsilane)-TiO$_2$/epoxy. A comparative study was performed on samples kept under ambient conditions and in reduced air pressure and humidity. The results show the ability to induce wettability conversion from initially superhydrophilic to final superhydrophobic state either indirectly by ageing the uncoated laser-textured surface or directly by application of FAS-TiO$_2$/epoxy coating. The storage conditions significantly influenced the wettability development of uncoated laser-textured steel, i.e., the process of ageing was slowed down in reduced air pressure and humidity. Detailed surface chemical analysis revealed that adsorption of the organic matters from the surrounding media influences the wettability conversion and ageing. However, the ageing of the coated surfaces was not affected by the storage conditions. Corrosion stability of uncoated laser-textured surfaces was enhanced over time due to the wettability transition, depending on their morphology. Coatings represent a superior barrier over the texture and wettability with the stable long-term surface protection against aggressive media.

Keywords:stainless steels, laser surface engineering, wettability conversion, surface chemistry, polymer coatings
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Publication status in journal:Published
Article version:Publisher's version of article
Number of pages:15 str.
Numbering:Vol. 9, iss. 9, art. 592
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-111111 This link opens in a new window
UDC:544.722.3:669.14.018.8 (045)
ISSN on article:2079-6412
DOI:10.3390/coatings9090592 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:1510570 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:24.09.2019
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Shortened title:Coatings
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Keywords:nerjavna jekla, laserski inženiring površin, omočljivost, korozijska odpornost


Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:P2-0132
Name:Fizika in kemija površin kovinskih materialov

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:P2-0392

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:J2-7196
Name:Antibakterijske nanostrukturirane zaščitne plasti za biološke aplikacije

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:J2-1741
Name:Lasersko mikro in nanostrukturiranje za razvoj biomimetičnih kovinskih površin z edinstvenimi lastnostmi (LaMiNaS)

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