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• Effect of SiO$^{2-}_{3}$/OH on plasma electrolytic oxidation of Ti–5Mo–4V–3Al

Plasma electrolyte oxidation (PEO) was utilized to produce thick films on titanium and Ti–5Mo–4V–3Al alloys by immersing them in various solutions of Na2SiO3 and KOH with different concentrations to investigate the effect of SiO$^{2-}_{3}$/OH relations on the morphology and formed phases by utilizing SEM and XRD. Corrosion resistance is evaluated by open circuit potential (OCP) variation of samples in NaCl 3.5% and potentiodynamic polarization. The results show that the unstable film is formed by using more aggressive PEO electrolyte. By increasing this ratio, pore size varied from fine to coarse and the rate of corrosion decreased and OCP became more positive. The best protective film was formed in SiO$^{2-}_{3}$/OH ratio of 1.

• Effect of aligned carbon nanotubes on electrical conductivity behaviour in polycarbonate matrix

This article reports effects of alignment of embedded carbon nanotubes in a polycarbonate polymer matrix under magnetic, direct and alternating current electric fields on the electrical properties of the resulting nanocomposites. Composites consisting of different quantities of carbon nanotubes in a polycarbonate matrix have been prepared using a solution casting technique. The effects of field strength and nanotube concentration on the resulted network structure and conductivity of the composites were studied by in situ optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and four-point probe technique. The results showed that the composites prepared in the presence of field had better conductivity than those of as-prepared composites. It was also concluded that the application of alternating current electric field and magnetic field in this system led to the formation of relatively continuing networks while direct current electric field only prevented agglomeration of the carbon nanotubes in the polycarbonate matrix and created relatively uniform distribution of nanotubes in the matrix.

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December 2019

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