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Pulse Electrodeposition, Characterization, and Corrosion Behavior of Ni-Si3N4 Composites

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The Ni-Si3N4 composites were generated by pulse electrodeposition method (PC). Operating variables were optimized for getting a good deposit. The quantity of Si3N4 particles in the coating was analyzed by an energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction spectrometer. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy were used to analyze the structure and surface morphology of the coatings. Texture coefficient and hardness of the deposits were determined and discussed. The corrosion behavior of the coatings was analyzed by traditional weight loss and electrochemical methods. Comparisons of the corrosion behavior of coatings obtained by direct current electrodeposition and with pulse electrodeposition were investigated.

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The authors thank the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, Govt. of India under the fast track scheme for young scientist [DST: Project Sanction No. SR/FT/CS-147/2011 dated 13-07-2012] for providing instrumental and financial facilities. The authors are also grateful to the authorities of the Srinivas School of Engineering, Mukka, Mangalore, Karnataka, India for providing lab facilities.

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Mohan Reddy, R., Praveen, B.M., Praveen Kumar, C.M. et al. Pulse Electrodeposition, Characterization, and Corrosion Behavior of Ni-Si3N4 Composites. J. of Materi Eng and Perform 24, 1987–1994 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-015-1451-z

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Keywords

  • composites
  • x-ray diffraction
  • electrochemical measurements
  • pulse plating