Fabrication of nano-porous γ-Al2O3 layers on porous Ti-48Al-6Nb alloys

Fan Wang, Jun Pin Lin, Yong Feng Liang, Shun Li Shang, Zi Kui Liu

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Nano-porous materials are spreading widely in various fields, such as electrochemistry, biochemistry, adsorption, and catalysis. In the present work, nano-porous γ-Al2O3 layers with 200 nm thickness have been fabricated on porous Ti-48Al-6Nb alloys by soaking in NaOH solution. Corrosion products of γ-Al2O3 with 200 nm thickness form after 48 h and begin to transform to nano-porous structures at 72 h in the areas with a smaller radius of curvature. Then the nano-pores shrink and reach the final size of 60 ± 10 nm within 120 h. Increasing the concentration of NaOH solution or soaking time accelerates the formation of nano-porous layers and the best situation is soaking for 120 h in a 2.0 mol/L NaOH solution. Meanwhile, the nano-porous γ-Al2O3 layers improve the electrochemical corrosion resistance of the porous alloys due to the more positive self-corrosion potential/current and the right-moved passive region. The NaOH corrosion method to fabricate nano-porous γ-Al2O3 layers is much easier than other methods and the porous alloys possess the better corrosion resistance and absorbability thanks to the nano-porous γ-Al2O3 layers and the micron-porous Ti-48Al-6Nb matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-708
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials and Design
StatePublished - Nov 5 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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