Copper Coated Iron Powder Prepared by Chemical Reduction Process
Using reduced iron powder as raw material, Copper coated iron powder(CCIP) is prepared by electroless alkaline-based plating. We discuss the impacts of reductant concentration, plating solution temperature and main salt concentration on the properties of CCIP. Surface morphology and composition are studied by using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results show that after coating, the iron powder surface is rougher and the copper layer is uniform in its simple metallic form without any oxide states.
George Ferguson, Ashvin Thambyah, Michael A Hodgson and Kelly Wade
X. Y. Zhu and Z. C. Guo, "Copper Coated Iron Powder Prepared by Chemical Reduction Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 275, pp. 161-164, 2011