Copper Multilayer Coating Prepared by Ultrasonic-Electrodeposition
A kind of copper multilayer coating was prepared on stainless steel substrate using ultrasonic-electrodepositing method. The microstructure, hardness, wear resistance, adhesion and corrosion resistance of it were investigated respectively. The results show that the coating exhibits a multilayer structure and the thickness of each layer is about 0.3µm. The crystallite average diameter of it is obviously smaller than that of the ordinary electrodeposited copper coating. The diffraction peaks of Cu (200) and Cu (111) for it are obviously stronger, while Cu (220) for it is much weaker. Comparative investigations on the mechanical properties show that only the hardness of it is a little lower, whereas the wear resistance and the adhesion of it to the substrate are all evidently enhanced. The average start corrosion time of it in 20％ HNO3 solution is nearly three times delayed, and the corrosion rate is obviously decreased; anode polarization curves in 3.5% NaCl solution also show that the corrosion resistance of it is greatly improved.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
R. H. Cui et al., "Copper Multilayer Coating Prepared by Ultrasonic-Electrodeposition", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 1348-1351, 2010