Synthesis and properties of electrodeposited Ni/ceria nanocomposite coatings

Aruna, ST and Bindu, CN and Selvan, Ezhil V and William Grips, VK and Rajam, KS (2006) Synthesis and properties of electrodeposited Ni/ceria nanocomposite coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology, 200 (24). pp. 6871-6880. ISSN 0257-8972

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Composite plating is a method of co-depositing fine particles of metallic or non-metallic compounds or polymers in the plated layer to improve material properties such as lubrication, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. In the present study, Ni was chosen as the matrix material and ceria nanoparticles were chosen as the distributed phase. Nanocrystalline ceria powder was synthesized by the solution combustion process and characterized by powder X-ray diffractometry (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The nanosize ceria particles were co-deposited with nickel from a nickel sulfamate bath using conventional electrodeposition method. The electrodeposition was carried out at current densities of 0.23, 0.77, 1.55, 3.1 and 5.4 A/dm2. The microhardness of the Ni matrix was enhanced by the incorporation of ceria particles. Potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and SEM were used to characterize the corrosion behaviour of Ni and Ni/CeO2 coatings. These studies showed improved corrosion resistance for Ni/CeO2 when compared to Ni. The microhardness, corrosion resistance and wear resistance of Ni and Ni/CeO2 were compared.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrodeposition; Ceria; Nanocomposite coatings; Nickel; Corrosion resistance
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Dr Aruna /ST S.T. Aruna
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 04:42
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2010 04:42

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