Electrodeposition and characterization of Ni-Co/SiC nanocomposite coatings

Bahadormanesh, B ; Sharif University of Technology | 2011

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.07.054
  3. Publisher: 2011
  4. Abstract:
  5. Ni-Co/SiC nanocomposite coatings were electrodeposited in a modified watt type of Ni-Co bath containing 20 nm SiC particles to be codeposited. Potentiodynamic polarization tests were conducted to study the effect of the SiC particulates on the electrodeposition of Ni and Co. Scanning electron microscopy was used to assess the morphology of the Ni-Co alloy and Ni-Co/SiC nanocomposite coatings. The distribution of the particulates in the matrix was considered by means of transmission electron microscopy. Applying nanomechanical testing instruments coupled to atomic force microscopy, mechanical properties of the alloy and composite coatings were studied and compared. The presence of 11 vol.% SiC in the Ni-Co matrix increased hardness more than 60%. The average depth of scratch in the mentioned composite coating was about 15% less than that of the Ni-Co alloy coating. The corrosion penetration rate (CPR) of the Ni-Co alloy coating in a 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution was more than 17 times greater than that of the Ni-Co/SiC coating with 30.5 vol.% SiC
  6. Keywords:
  7. Coating materials ; Coating material ; Corrosion penetrations ; Matrix ; Metal matrix composites ; NaCl solution ; Nano-composite coating ; Nanomechanical testing ; Ni-Co alloy ; Ni-co alloy coatings ; Potentiodynamic polarization tests ; SiC particles ; SiC particulates ; Alloys ; Atomic force microscopy ; Coatings ; Cobalt alloys ; Corrosion ; Electrodeposition ; Instrument testing ; Mechanical properties ; Mechanical testing ; Metal cladding ; Metal testing ; Metallic matrix composites ; Nanocomposites ; Nickel plating ; Scanning electron microscopy ; Silicon carbide ; Sodium chloride ; Transmission electron microscopy ; Composite coatings
  8. Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 509, Issue 39 , 2011 , Pages 9406-9412 ; 09258388 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838811015386