Effects of the Additives and Current Density on the Electrodeposition Behavior and Mechanical Properties of the Ni-SiC Composite Coatings
In Ni-SiC composite coating, the SiC content is dependent on the surface properties of SiC particles. As sulfuric acid has a strong dehydration force, addition of sulfuric acid in the Ni sulfamate bath changed the surface properties of SiC particles, affecting the codeposition behavior of SiC particles. Also the additives such as SDS affect the electrodeposition behavior of the Ni-SiC composite coating. In this study, effects of the HSO4 ‾ and the current density on the electrodeposition behavior of the Ni-SiC composite coating have been investigated. The Ni-SiC composite coatings were electrodeposited at current densities of 50~200mA/cm2. The surface and cross-sectional morphologies of the Ni-SiC composite coatings were observed using SEM, and their mechanical properties were characterized with micro-Vikers hardness.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
T. S. Oh et al., "Effects of the Additives and Current Density on the Electrodeposition Behavior and Mechanical Properties of the Ni-SiC Composite Coatings ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 1533-1536, 2007