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Characterization of Ultrasonic-Assisted Electrochemical Deposition of Ni-Co-ZrO2

School of Materials & Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan 114051, China
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Coatings 2018, 8(6), 211; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8060211
Received: 18 April 2018 / Revised: 18 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published: 1 June 2018
In order to evaluate the electrochemical behavior of nano-ZrO2 particles in the co-deposition process, revealing the electrocrystallization mechanism and electrodeposition parameters of composite coatings, cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry (CA), and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were used to offer a favorable reference for electrochemical studies in an acidic amino sulfonate bath, and the kinetic parameters were calculated by fitting the experimental curves. The CV results suggested that the co-deposition of nano-ZrO2 particles and matrix metal caused the initial deposition potential of Ni2+ and Co2+ to shift to more positive values (−0.80 V vs SCE) while the nano-ZrO2 inhibited the reduction of H+ and decreased the cathodic polarization in co-deposition. The electrocrystallization of Ni-Co and Ni-Co-ZrO2 sedimentary layer were governed by the Scharifker–Hill instantaneous nucleation model, and the nucleation rate of composite coatings was higher at potentials ranging from −1.10 to −1.15 V, and nano-ZrO2 absorbed on an electrode surface promoted the nucleation/growth of Ni2+ and Co2+. However, nano-ZrO2 particles hindered the nucleation/growth of Ni2+ and Co2+ at −1.20 and −1.25 V vs. SCE; the calculated results were consistent with the theoretical analysis of experimental curves. An EIS test indicated that the incorporation of nano-ZrO2 particles into the matrix did not obviously effect the electric double layer at the electrode/electrolyte interface, but the charged transfer resistance of the composite was decreased in the electrodeposition. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ni-Co-ZrO2 multiple coatings; electrocrystallization; chronoamperometry; kinetics parameters Ni-Co-ZrO2 multiple coatings; electrocrystallization; chronoamperometry; kinetics parameters
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Wang, Y.; Zhou, X.; Liang, Z.; Jin, H. Characterization of Ultrasonic-Assisted Electrochemical Deposition of Ni-Co-ZrO2. Coatings 2018, 8, 211.

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