Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 303–314 | Cite as

Characteristics and properties of electrodeposited chromium from aqueous solutions

  • M. McCormick
  • S. J. Dobson


The characteristics and properties of chromium deposited from sulphate-catalysed chromic acid solutions of varying composition over both a current density and temperature range have been examined. An attempt to interpret the mechanical test results on the basis of inherent crack incidence and crack length within the deposit has also been presented.

Comparisons between laboratory and commercial platings have established the viability of extrapolating the laboratory results, enabling test gun tube performance to be related to the various coating structures produced in the 120 mm barrel by the varying current density conditions experienced. These current density variations have been predicted using the boundary element numerical method which demonstrates the inherent problems associated with gun tube geometry.


Chromium Crack Length Boundary Element Density Condition Inherent Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. McCormick
    • 1
  • S. J. Dobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringSheffield UniversitySheffieldUK

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