Optimization, Characterization and Kinetic Model of Electroless Ni-P Deposition on Quartz Optical Fiber Surface
Electroless plating was used to deposit Ni-P films on quartz optical fiber surface. The optimal bath compositions and operation conditions were determined by orthogonal experiment: nickel sulfate 0.133 mol/L, sodium hypophosphite 0.30 mol/L, propionic acid 0.268 mol/L, boric acid 0.452 mol/L, pH 5.0 and temperature 84°C. Stereomicroscope, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer, energy spectrometer and thermal shock test were used to characterize the morphologies, structures, compositions and adhesion of the Ni-P films. The results showed that a Ni-P film with good smoothness and adhesion as well as low resistivity was fabricated. The kinetic model was established and proven by the experiments.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
B. Q. Jiang and Z. Q. Xiao, "Optimization, Characterization and Kinetic Model of Electroless Ni-P Deposition on Quartz Optical Fiber Surface", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 322, pp. 428-431, 2011