, Volume 69, Issue 11, pp 2192–2198 | Cite as

Effect of Reverse Pulse Current Duration on the Corrosion and Wear Performance of Ni-W Nanolaminate Coatings

  • Devesh Dadhich Shreeram
  • Vikram Bedekar
  • Shengxi Li
  • Rohit Jagtap
  • Hongbo Cong
  • Gary L. Doll


The effects of varying the reverse pulse current duration (τ = 0 s, 1 s, 5 s, and 10 s) were evaluated on the composition, crystallinity, hardness, corrosion resistance, and tribological performance of nanolaminate Ni-W coatings deposited by pulsed reverse current electrodeposition. With the deposition conditions used in this study, it was found that a reverse current duration of τ = 1 s produced a coating that was both highly corrosion resistant and wear resistant.



We would like to thank The Timken Company for sponsoring this project. We also thank Dr. Hernandez (NCERCAMP, University of Akron) and Mr. Thomas White (Geology Department, University of Akron) for helping us with the SEM and EDS analysis. Mr. Cowen and Mr. Danqi at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and Mr. Robert Pendergrass are acknowledged for their help with the XRD, TEM, and FIB studies, respectively. The authors would also like to thank Mr. Fouts and Mr. Strahin for their valuable input on this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Bimolecular EngineeringUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Timken Engineered Surface LaboratoriesUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  3. 3.The Timken CompanyNorth CantonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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