Multi-step Electrophoretic Deposition of α-Al2O3 Nanoparticles on Carbon Substrate (TECHNICAL NOTE)


Ceramic department, Material and Energy Research C, Materials and Energy Research Center, Tehran, Iran


in the present study, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) was used to obtain dense and crack-free layers of Al2O3 on carbon substrate. Microstructural study of the obtained layers by scanning electron (SEM) and optical microscopy (OM) approved that crack-free layers can be obtained by EPD technique. According to obtained results, isopropanol is a suitable media to obtian compact layers which is attributed to unique properties of this media. The crack- free layers were obtained using multi-step electrophretic depostion while using continous EPD process led to the deposition of severly cracked layers. It seems that cracking behaviour of electrophoretically deposited films depends on drying conditions.