Structure Characterization of Ni/Al2O3 Composite Coatings Prepared by Electrodeposition
In the present study, the electrodeposition of composites consisted of metal matrix (nickel) and inert particles (hard nano-sized Al2O3 oxide) has been carried out in a Watt’s type bath of pH 4, at room temperature in a system with the steel rotating disk electrode. The influence of dispersed Al2O3 powder on structure characteristics (morphology, phase composition, texture, residual stresses) of Ni/Al2O3 coatings has been investigated. The crystallographic texture of Ni and Ni/Al2O3 coatings deposited on the steel substrates was analyzed by XRD technique based on the back-reflection pole figures. The “sin2ψ” X-ray diffraction method was used to determine the residual stress as a function of X-ray penetration depth. The influence of Al2O3 particles on the value of the Ni coating microhardness was also analyzed.
Danuta Stróż & Małgorzata Karolus
A. Góral et al., "Structure Characterization of Ni/Al2O3 Composite Coatings Prepared by Electrodeposition", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 163, pp. 64-67, 2010