Electrodeposition of metallic molybdenum films in molten ZnCl2-NaCl-KCl-MoCl5 systems at 250°C

Hironori Nakajima, Toshiyuki Nohira, Rika Hagiwara, Koji Nitta, Shinji Inazawa, Kazunori Okada

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Metallic molybdenum film was electrodeposited in ZnCl2-NaCl-KCl (0.60:0.20:0.20, in mole fraction) melt containing MoCl5 at 250°C. In this melt, a dense film was obtained by potentiostatic electrolysis at 0.15 V vs Zn(II)/Zn for 3 h. Addition of 4% (mole fraction) of KF to the melt led to larger cathodic current in cyclic voltammogram, and gave a dense, more adhesive and smooth metal film with a thickness of ca. 0.5 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rare Earths
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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