Influence of substrate temperature on corrosion (in 3.5% NaCl) and wear resistance of nanostructured zirconia thin film coated 304L SS substrates are studied by electrochemical and nano-indentation methods. This analysis shows 304L SS substrate spray coated with nanostructured zirconia at substrate temperature closer to the boiling point of the spray solvent ethanol exhibited good corrosion and wear resistance behaviour. This is because of the compressive stress developed during film fabrication at lower substrate temperature (∼50 °C) and hence constrains the indentation plasticity, which leads to higher indentation load than the bare 304L SS.
Dr. Umamaheswari A., Sivakumar, M., Indhumathi, N., and Mohan, S. R., “Corrosion Resistance of 304L SS Spray Coated with Zirconia Nanoparticles”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 149, p. 012068, 2016.