Evaluation of Co-Ni/SiC Nanocomposite Coating Obtained by Electrodeposition on the Corrosion Resistance of API 5L X80 Steel
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Co-Ni/SiC nanocomposite coatings were obtained by codeposition of SiC nanoparticles in a bath with nickel and cobalt, using API 5L X80 as the substrate. The influence of cathodic current density on deposit properties was investigated. Measurements of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization (PP) were performed in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution to investigate a corrosion performance. The morphology and chemical analysis of the surfaces were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and related with micro-hardness and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicate which composite coatings have acicular morphology, with higher micro-hardness values than those found for the carbon steel substrate. The Co-Ni/SiC coating increased the corrosion potential and the resistance to polarization, which resulted in lower corrosion rates than those obtained without uncoated steel.