Article history: Superhydrophobic surface is of wide application in the ﬁeld of catalysis, lubrication, waterproof, biomed- Received 10 October 2015 ical materials, etc. The superhydrophobic surface based on hard metal is worth further study due to Received in revised form 5 February 2016 its advantages of high strength and wear resistance. This paper investigates the fabrication techniques Accepted 5 February 2016 towards superhydrophobic surface on carbon steel substrate via electric corrosion and studies the prop- Available online 9 February 2016 erties of as-prepared superhydrophobic surface. The hydrophobic properties were characterized by a water sliding angle (SA) and a water contact angle (CA) measured by the Surface tension instrument. A Keywords: Scanning electron microscope was used to analyze the structure of the corrosion surface. The surface com- Superhydrophobic positions were characterized by an Energy Dispersive Spectrum. The Electrochemical workstation was Electric corrosion used to measure its anti-corrosion property. The anti-icing performance was characterized by a steam- Hard metal freezing test in Environmental testing chamber. The SiC sandpaper and 500 g weight were used to test The contact angle Corrosion resistance the friction property. The research result shows that the superhydrophobic surface can be successfully fabricated by electrocorrosion on carbon steel
Applied Surface Science – Elsevier
Published: Apr 30, 2016
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