Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp 908–915 | Cite as

The role of hydrogen in metal electrodeposition processes

  • D. R. Gabe


The incidence of codeposition of hydrogen during electrodeposition, described as a cathodic inefficiency in plating processes, is reviewed and the effects of hydrogen on the deposits produced discussed. Characteristic electrode features leading to hydrogen evolution and hydrogen absorption are discussed and the causes of hydrogen embrittlement, which may be regarded as essentially electrochemical in origin, are defined.


Hydrogen Physical Chemistry Hydrogen Absorption Hydrogen Evolution Hydrogen Embrittlement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Gabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughGreat Britain

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