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The electrodeposition of Ni–Zn alloy coatings with high nickel content from a Watts type bath was studied. The investigation was performed by means of cyclic voltammetry, potentiostatic electrodeposition, X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The effect of the experimental parameters (deposition potential, bath temperature, zinc concentration, presence of additives) on the coating composition, morphology and structure was studied. The obtained results show that the addition of Zn2 + to the deposition bath leads to a strong decrease in the cathodic current density indicating a remarkable inhibition of Ni reduction. Even if anomalous codeposition was observed for all the studied experimental conditions, nickel rich alloys were obtained due to the mass transport control of zinc deposition. A strong decrease in the current efficiencies was …
Publication date: 
25 Aug 2015

G Roventi, R Cecchini, A Fabrizi, T Bellezze

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Volume: 276 Pages: 1-7
Surface and Coatings Technology