Effect of Water/Alkoxide Molar Ratio on the Synthesis Process and Electrochemical Behavior of Yttria-doped Zirconia Sol-gel Films

Samaneh Rezaee; Gholamreza Rashed; Mohammad Ali Golozar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 57-70


  The aim of this work is to synthesize and investigate the performance of yttria-doped zirconia solgel coatings in the chemical corrosion prevention of zircaloy-4 (zirconium alloy) in a 1 N H2SO4 environment. The influence of four different molar ratios of water to alkoxide, namely 1, 4, 12, and 20, on ...  Read More