Preparation, Microstructure And Properties Of Biomimetic Nanocomposite Coating
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L. Q. Ren, Y. Liu, S. R. Yu, Z. W. Han & H. X. Hu
Bamboo is a typical natural composite material, and its special structure and excellent properties provide important information for the biomimetic design of composites. To strengthen the fiber content of bamboo distributed in a gradient, a bimimetic nano-Al2O3 composite coating was designed and prepared on the surface of metal parts using a nanocomposite electrodeposition method. The optimal technology parameters were obtained, such as current density, PH value, nano-Al2O3 content in electrolyte, and style of stirring etc after the experiments. The microstructure of the biomimetic nanocomposite gradient coating was very dense, and the contents of nano-Al2O3 were distributed in the gradient. The microhardness of the composite coating changed from the surface to the inside in the gradient also. Moreover, the wetting angle between water and composite coating obviously increased and reached 97°at room temperature. Keywords: nanocompostite coating, biomimetic, preparation, microstructure, properties. 1 Introduction The bamboo is a typical example of a naturally occurring composite material. The structural character, mechanical properties, and wear resistance of bamboo and the biomimetic application of bamboo structures have been widely used in biomimetic material fields in recent years. The special structure and excellent properties of bamboo have yielded important information for the biomimetic
nanocompostite coating, biomimetic, preparation, microstructure, properties.