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Microstructure and oxidation of Ni–Fe2O3 composite coating on AISI 304 stainless steel

  • Mohsen Abaei , Morteza Zandrahimi and Hadi Ebrahimifar


Protective coatings can be used to enhance the performance of interconnects in solid oxide fuel cells. In the present work, AISI 304 steel was coated with Ni–Fe2O3 composite from a modified Watt's type electrolyte by electroplating. The composite coating's microstructure and composition were investigated by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Isothermal oxidation for 200 h in air at 850 °C converted the Ni–Fe2O3 composite coating to Fe2O3/NiFe2O4. The coating layer also decreased outward migration of chromium and the growth rate of a Cr2O3 layer, compared to an uncoated specimen.

Correspondence address, Morteza Zandrahimi, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd., 76169-133, Kerman, Iran. Tel: +983412114053, Fax: +983412111865., E-mail:


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Received: 2018-07-22
Accepted: 2018-09-11
Published Online: 2019-02-25
Published in Print: 2019-03-13

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