Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 23, pp 6241–6248 | Cite as

Electrochemical ZrO2 and Al2O3 coatings on SiC substrates

  • R. Chaim
  • G. Stark
  • L. Gal-Or
  • H. Bestgen


SiC was electrochemically coated with ZrO2 and with Al2O3 from 0.1 m aqueous solutions of metal-nitrate-hydrates with ethanol added. Amorphous zirconia and alumina coatings were formed with current densities from 10 to 70 mA cm−2, and deposition durations of 1–60 min. The as-deposited coatings contained microcracks caused by drying shrinkage. Sintering of zirconia at 900 °C for 1 h and of alumina at 1200 °C for 2 h in air was accompanied by crystallization to a mixture of tetragonal and monoclinic phases in the former and to α-alumina in the latter. The absence of intermediate phases between the coatings and the substrates and the good adherence of the sintered coatings indicate the high-temperature stability of these coatings.


Polymer Alumina Crystallization Aqueous Solution Zirconia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Chaim
    • 1
  • G. Stark
    • 1
  • L. Gal-Or
    • 1
  • H. Bestgen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringIsrael Institute of Metals Technion- Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Hoechst AGFrankfurtGermany

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