The Crystallization Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes/Pb-Sn Composite Coatings
Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/Pb-Sn composite coatings and ordinary Pb-Sn alloy coatings were prepared by electrodeposition technique, respectively. The morphology images of the coatings in different growth time were observed by SEM at high and low magnifications. The results showed that composite coatings had a compacter and refiner surface than ordinary Pb-Sn alloy coatings; the addition of CNTs increased the number of crystal cores and changed the directions of crystal orientation, which resulted in a fine network structure.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
Z. X. Hu et al., "The Crystallization Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes/Pb-Sn Composite Coatings", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 300-305, 2011