Optimization, Characterization and Kinetic Model of Electroless Ni-P Deposition on Quartz Optical Fiber Surface

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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.

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Helen Zhang and David Jin

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428-431

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.322.428

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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

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August 2011

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