Structure and Corrosion Resistance of Zn-Ni and Zn-Ni-W Coatings
Zn-Ni and Zn-Ni-W coatings were prepared by the electrodeposition under the galvanostatic conditions (jdep. = -0.020 A cm-2) from the zinc bath containing additionally ions of nickel (Zn-Ni) and ions of nickel and tungsten (Zn-Ni-W). The Zn-Ni coating after electrodeposition was subjected to outside passivation and in the Zn-Ni-W coating the passive function performs tungsten (inside passivation). The surface morphology of the coatings was studied using a scanning electron microscope (JEOL JSM - 6480). Chemical composition of obtained coatings was determined by the X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). Phase composition investigations were conducted by X-ray diffraction method using a Philips diffractometer. Electrochemical corrosion resistance investigations were carried out in the 3% NaCl, using potentiodynamic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods. On the basis of these investigations it was found that Zn-Ni coating is more corrosion resistant than the Zn-Ni-W coating.
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
M. Popczyk and A. Budniok, "Structure and Corrosion Resistance of Zn-Ni and Zn-Ni-W Coatings", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 1042-1046, 2010