Electroless nickel deposition from triethanolamine baths. Part I. Bath characteristics

Rajam, KS and Rajagopal, Indira and Rajagopalan, SR (1990) Electroless nickel deposition from triethanolamine baths. Part I. Bath characteristics. Metal Finishing, 88 (10). pp. 41-45.

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Abstract

The effectiveness of ethanolamines in electroless nickel plating is studied. It is shown that triethanolamine can be used effectively in place of ammonia in citrate based alkaline electroless nickel baths. By suitably adjusting the sodium citrate concentration, it is possible to codeposit a higher percentage of phosphorus. The bath is suitable for the deposition of ternary alloys of nickel, e.g. Ni-Cu-P and Ni-Sn-P which show improved corrosion resistance. It is possible to get adherent and coherent electroless nickel on aluminum and its alloys.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminum and Alloys - Protective Coatings; Amines - Applications; Nickel Copper Alloys - Corrosion Resisting; Nickel Tin Alloys - Corrosion Resisting; Citrate Baths; Ethanolamines; Triethanolamine; Electroless Plating;
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Division/Department: Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division
Depositing User: Mr Vijaianand SK
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:38
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/401

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