The Process of Electroless Plating Ni on the Surface of Carbon Fibers
Carbon fibers had been modified by the method of electroless plating Ni. The surface morphology, ingredient and cross-section images of modification carbon fibers were charactered by scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. A continuous dense Ni-P alloy layer could be coated on the surface of carbon fibers by such method. The nickel-plated layer expanded in a layer growth pattern. The reaction thermodynamic analysis indicated that the process was spontaneous. The controlling process of electroless plating Ni on the carbon fibers could be divided into 3 stages: at first, controlled by chemical reaction; hereafter, controlled by chemical reaction and ions diffusion; finally, controlled by ions diffusion.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
X. F. Xu et al., "The Process of Electroless Plating Ni on the Surface of Carbon Fibers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 1484-1488, 2010