Electroless Plating of Ni-P-CNTs Composite Coating
Ni-P-CNTs composite coating were deposited by electroless plating. The factors which influenced the content of carbon nanotubes in deposits, such as the types of agitation, surfactants and carbon nanotubes concentration in the plating bath, were examined. The surface morphology, structure and properties, such as microhardness, wear resistance and friction coefficient of the -CNTs coating, were investigated. The results showed that the Ni-P-CNTs composite coating greatly increased the hardness and wear resistance and decreased the coefficient of friction with the increase of the content of carbon nanotubes in deposits, and the introduced carbon nanotubes did not change the structure of the Ni-P marix of the composite coating.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
G. G. Zhao and F. M. Deng, "Electroless Plating of Ni-P-CNTs Composite Coating", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1445-1448, 2005