Effect of additives on the properties of electrodeposited Ni–zircon composite coatings

Aruna, ST and Lashmi, PG and Seema, HM (2016) Effect of additives on the properties of electrodeposited Ni–zircon composite coatings. RSC Advances, 6 . pp. 11185-11192.

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    Abstract

    In the present study, the suitability of zircon powder as a new distributive phase for electrodeposited Ni composite coating is explored. Ni-zircon composite coatings are electrodeposited from a nickel sulfamate bath. Ball-milled zircon mineral powder with an average particle size of 0.13 µm has been used as the new distributive phase. The optimized particle loading and current density are 50 g/L and 0.77 Adm-2 respectively. The influence of additives like coumarin and cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) on the properties of electrodeposited Ni-zircon coatings is reported. Ni-zircon coating containing coumarin exhibits highest microhardness (~650 HK at 50gF load) and poor corrosion resistance. The poor corrosion resistance is attributed to the presence of cracks. Experimental results show that CTAB addition is very effective in increasing the amount of zircon particles in the Ni matrix. CTAB acts as an effective surfactant and decreases the agglomeration of particles in the Ni matrix. This results in a more uniform distribution of zircon particles in the nickel matrix. A synergistic combination of higher microhardness and corrosion resistance is imparted to Ni-zircon composite coating by the addition of CTAB to the nickel sulfamate bath.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this document belongs to M/s. Royal Society of Chemistry
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrodeposition;Ni;Particles;Additives;Microhardness; Corrosion
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Surface Engineering Division, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 10:27
    Last Modified: 09 May 2016 10:27
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/12469

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