Fabrication and Characterization of Ni-TiO2 Nanocomposite Coatings and Their Corrosion Resistance Behaviors
Ni-TiO2 nanocomposite coatings have been successfully fabricated via a route electrodeposition from nickel Watts bath containing nano-TiO2 particles, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM),X-ray diffraction(XRD), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)and electrochemical techniques. The influence of preparation parameters on the properties of the coatings were investigated. The obtained results indicated that nano-TiO2 particles were distributed uniformly in the Ni matrix. It was found that the Ni-TiO2 nanocomposite coatings exhibited more excellent corrosion resistance and microhardness in comparison with pure nickel coating.
Rongming Wang, Ying Wu and Xiaofeng Wu
J. J. Hao et al., "Fabrication and Characterization of Ni-TiO2 Nanocomposite Coatings and Their Corrosion Resistance Behaviors", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 688, pp. 217-222, 2011