Evaluation of Corrosion Properties of Electroless NiP/Nano-SiC Composite Coatings
Ni-P/nano- SiC composite coatings were deposited in different concentrations of SiC nano-particles in the bath. The hardness and corrosion resistance of the composite coatings with different content of SiC nano-particles were measured. Moreover, the structure of the composite coatings was investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), while their morphologies and elemental composition were analyzed using scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). Results showed that co-deposited SiC nano-particles contributed to increase the hardness but corrosion resistance of electroless Ni-P coatings decreased due to agglomeration of nano-particles and increasing porosity of coatings.
S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari
A. Zarebidaki and S. R. Allahkaram, "Evaluation of Corrosion Properties of Electroless NiP/Nano-SiC Composite Coatings", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 203-208, 2011