Crystal Orientation and Surface Morphology of Sono-Electroplated Zinc Film from Alkali Zincate Bath
Zn plated on Cu plate from 0.65 mol/dm3 alkali zincate solution in 8 mol/dm3 KOH bath Electrolysis was carried out as current density of 10 - 100 mA/cm2. The sonication was prepared 40 kHz. The current efficiency was 76.1 % at 10 mA/cm2 in 0.10 mol/dm3 zincate and 100 % in 0.15 mol/dm3 zincate at 50 mA/cm2. The current efficiency and thickness of diffusion layer affected with the agitation of micro-jet. Surface of film was smooth and dense as particle crushed down with the shockwave pressure. (112) plane moved horizontally to <113> direction under the compressive stress or shearing stress.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
A. Chiba "Crystal Orientation and Surface Morphology of Sono-Electroplated Zinc Film from Alkali Zincate Bath", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1743-1746, 2009