Microstructure of Ni/Al2O3 Electrodeposited Coatings Studied with XRD and SEM Techniques
Our interests are focused on the Ni/Al2O3 nanocomposite coatings electrochemically deposited in modified Watt’s-type baths into which α-Al2O3 nanopowder is added on steel substrates. The effect of different amounts of α-Al2O3 phase in the electrolyte baths on microstructure of electrodeposited Ni/Al2O3 coatings is investigated. In order to study the coatings the non-destructive X-ray diffraction techniques are applied. As indirect techniques, they are supported by imaging methods, especially scanning electron microscopy.
Danuta Stróż and Grzegorz Dercz
A. Góral et al., "Microstructure of Ni/Al2O3 Electrodeposited Coatings Studied with XRD and SEM Techniques", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 203-204, pp. 133-136, 2013