Influence of High Current Pulsed Electron Beam Irradiation on Ni-P Electroless Plating
The surface irradiation of 6063 aluminum alloy by high current pulsed electron was conducted with the aim of replacing the complicated pre-treatment in the processes of electroless plating. To explore the microstructure changes, optical metallography, SEM (scanning electron microscope), XRD (X-ray diffraction) analyses were carried out, and the sliding tests were used for the detection of wear resistance. It was concluded that the HCPEB irradiation could replace the pre-treatment of aluminum substrate as required in conventional electroless plating with a decreased surface roughness of Ni-P alloy plating layer. The plates exhibited an amorphous microstructure as demonstrated by XRD analysis. The plates, produced with the routine of HCPEB irradiation, activation and electroless plating possess, also exhibited good quality, even better than that of conventional electroless plating technique.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
Y. Xu et al., "Influence of High Current Pulsed Electron Beam Irradiation on Ni-P Electroless Plating", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 77-81, 2011