Electrochemical synthesis of Ni–MoO3 composite films: redox-mediated mechanism of electrochemical growth of metal–matrix composite

Abstract

The Ni–MoO3 composite films exhibiting low coefficient of friction (∼0.05) were obtained by electrolytic co-deposition of nickel with MoO3 microcrystals of layered structure synthesized via solvothermal method. It has been shown that the redox activity inherent in molybdenum trioxide ensures efficient overgrowing of the trapped MoO3 particles and their strong bonding with the metal matrix.

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This work was supported by the Basic Research Foundation of Belarus under the grant X12MS-007 and EU FP project “Photocontrol.”

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Sviridova, T.V., Stepanova, L.I. & Sviridov, D.V. Electrochemical synthesis of Ni–MoO3 composite films: redox-mediated mechanism of electrochemical growth of metal–matrix composite. J Solid State Electrochem 16, 3799–3803 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-012-1816-2

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Keywords

  • Composite film
  • Electrodeposition
  • Molybdenum trioxide
  • Redox activity