Chandrasekar, M.S. and Shanmugasigamani, S. and Malathy, P. (2009) Morphology and texture of pulse plated zinc–cobalt alloy. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 115 (2-3). pp. 603-611. ISSN 0254-0584

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Pulse electrodeposition was used to produce zinc–cobalt (Zn–Co) alloy deposits from an alkaline noncyanide electrolyte with and without additives. The influence of additives’ concentration and pulse parameters, such as ON-time (TON), OFF-time (TOFF), and pulse peak current density (IP) on the surface morphology, grain size, composition and crystal orientation were investigated using scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic forced microscope (AFM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), X-ray fluorescence (XRF),X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively.At constant TOFF and IP, cobalt content in the deposits decreases with TON and cluster size increases. Increase in TOFF at constant TON and IP, decreases the cluster growth with increase in cobalt content. The same trend was observed with increasing IP (without additives) at constant TON and TOFF. The presence of additives at 7Adm−2 drastically decreases the cobalt content in the deposits from 2.5 to 0.7 wt.%. Co and the preferred crystallographic orientation was [10.1] at 69.1% as confirmed by XRD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alloy coatings; Microstructure; Electron microscopy (TEM and SEM); Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
Subjects: Industrial Metal Finishing
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 05:21
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 05:21

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