We demonstrate that the corrosion resistance of the AA2024-T3 alloy can be maximized with the application of top protective sol-gel hybrid organic-inorganic coatings. Samples combining Ce nanoparticles within the pores of the anodic layer with the top sol-gel coatings were observed to outperform samples featuring only the coating. This research unravels the self-healing capability against corrosion of the sol-gel coating when Ce nanoparticles are present, as well as a good coverage of defective regions within the oxide by the hybrid layer. This research opens a paradigm aiming at maximizing the corrosion resistance for non-ferrous anodized alloys.
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- Ce post-treatment
- Local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
- Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
- Sol-gel hybrid coating