Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 315–321 | Cite as

On the electroplating of laminated chromium

  • E. S. Chen
  • G. P. Capsimalis
  • G. R. Weigle


A microprocessor-controlled flow plating process was developed to deposit laminated chromium consisting of alternating layers of low contraction (LC) and high contraction (HC) chromium. The automated plating system contains a large number of variable parameters designed to allow the use of multiple plating modes. The available modes include a combination of direct current, interrupted, periodic reverse, pulse and laminated chromium plating.

The laminated plating experiments were conducted at LC/HC solution temperatures of 85 and 55°C, current densities of 120 and 45 A dm−2, and at LC/HC duty cycles to produce spacings between 0.01 and 2.7 μm. Under these plating conditions, deposits with hardness values between 655 and 1089 KHN (Knoop hardness number, kg mm−2) and tensile strengths between 6.8 and 57.2 were obtained.


Physical Chemistry Chromium Tensile Strength Variable Parameter Duty Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Chen
    • 1
  • G. P. Capsimalis
    • 1
  • G. R. Weigle
    • 1
  1. 1.Development and Engineering Command, Close Combat Armaments Center, Benet Weapons LaboratoryUS Army Armament ResearchWatervlietUSA

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