The Influences of Anticipated Heat Treatment on the Electroless Nickel Plating on Magnesium Alloys
In this paper, effects of anticipated heat treatment on the electroless nickel plating coated on magnesium alloys AZ91D were investigated by using heat treatments of solution (T4) and solution + aging (T6) before electroless nickel plating. The influence of anticipated heat treatment on the structure, composition and anti-corrosion property of electroless coating were studied by using Scanning Electrical Microscope (SEM), EDS and Corrodkote corrosion test. It is shown that compared with the as-casted magnesium alloys and samples treated with T4, the deposition rate of Ni, the P contained in the coating and the anti-corrosion property of samples treated with T6 are the highest for the given system studied, and T6 treatment can promote the anti-corrosion property of the coating effectively.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Tielin Shi
X. Z. Zhang et al., "The Influences of Anticipated Heat Treatment on the Electroless Nickel Plating on Magnesium Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 139-141, pp. 452-455, 2010