Tartrate-Based Electrolyte for Electrodeposition of Fe–Sn Alloys
AbstractMagnetic properties of the sustainable Fe–Sn alloys are already known. However, there is lack of information in the field of Fe–Sn electrodeposition. In the present study, a novel Fe(III)–Sn(II) electrolyte with tartaric acid as a single complexing agent is introduced. The influence of the pH and the current density on the structural properties of the Fe–Sn deposit was studied. The stability of the electrolytes as a main attribute of sustainability was tested. The ferromagnetic phases Fe5Sn3 and Fe3Sn were electrodeposited for the first time, and it was found that the mechanism of the Fe–Sn deposition changes from normal to anomalous at a pH value 3.0 and a current density of approximately 30 mA/cm2. A possible reason for the anomalous deposition of Fe–Sn is the formation of Fe-hydroxides on the cathode surface. Two electrolyte stability windows exist: The first stability window is around a pH value of 1.8 where bimetallic Fe–Sn tartrate complexes were formed, and second one is around a pH value of 3.5 where most of the Sn ions were present in the form of [Sn(tart)2]2− and Fe in the form of [Fe(tart)]+ complexes. View Full-Text
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Mrkonjić Zajkoska, S.; Dobročka, E.; Hansal, S.; Mann, R.; Hansal, W.E.G.; Kautek, W. Tartrate-Based Electrolyte for Electrodeposition of Fe–Sn Alloys. Coatings 2019, 9, 313.
Mrkonjić Zajkoska S, Dobročka E, Hansal S, Mann R, Hansal WEG, Kautek W. Tartrate-Based Electrolyte for Electrodeposition of Fe–Sn Alloys. Coatings. 2019; 9(5):313.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mrkonjić Zajkoska, Simona; Dobročka, Edmund; Hansal, Selma; Mann, Rudolf; Hansal, Wolfgang E.G.; Kautek, Wolfgang. 2019. "Tartrate-Based Electrolyte for Electrodeposition of Fe–Sn Alloys." Coatings 9, no. 5: 313.
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