Copper Coating by Electroless Process for Aluminium Matrix Composite
The central problem of producing of Al/SiCP composites is to avoid the forming of brittle Al4C3, which leads to a poor corrosion resistance and degraded mechanical properties [Mingyuan, 1999]. The possible way is the covering of the SiC particles. This paper deals with the covering of SiC. The coated particles will be applied for producing aluminium matrix composites. We have covered three different grain sizes of particles. We have applied the nonelectrolytic method of deposition from solution for coating. Before the covering the surface needs to be catalysed. We have compared the effects of different type of catalysators, then we have analysed the effects of plating time by means of the scanning electron microscopy.
K. Tomolya et al., "Copper Coating by Electroless Process for Aluminium Matrix Composite", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 473-474, pp. 159-164, 2005