Effect of organic additives on the hardness of Ni electrodeposited from sulfamate and watt's solutions

Hiroaki Nakano, Hideaki Tsuji, Satoshi Oue, Hisaaki Fukushima, Feng Yang, Wenhuai Tian

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Ni electrodeposition was galvanostatically conducted over a current density range 1-5000A/m2 from unagitated sulfamate (323 K) and Watt's solutions (313 K) containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) or saccharin to examine the effect of the C and S contents in the deposit and the texture on the hardness of the deposited Ni. The C content in Ni deposited from Watt's solutions containing PEG was significantly higher than that from the sulfamate solution. The S content in deposits from sulfamate and Watt's solutions containing saccharin differed slightly, except at 2000A/m2. The hardness of the deposited Ni increased with increasing C and S contents, and the rate of increase in hardness decreased at S content above 0.02 mass%. The texture of the deposited Ni changed from a field-oriented texture to an unoriented dispersed type when C and S were co-deposited with Ni by the addition of PEG and saccharin. The hardness of the unoriented dispersed type of Ni deposit was greater than that of the field-oriented type of Ni deposit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2077-2082
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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