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Electroless Ni-W-P Coating and Its Nano-WS2 Composite: Preparation and Properties

Ranganatha, S and Venkatesha, TV and Vathsala, K (2012) Electroless Ni-W-P Coating and Its Nano-WS2 Composite: Preparation and Properties. In: INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 51 (23). pp. 7932-7940.

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The ternary alloy Ni-W-P and its WS2 nanocomposite coatings were successfully obtained on low-carbon steel using the electroless plating technique. The sodium tungstate (Na2WO4) concentration in the bath was varied to obtain Ni-W-P deposits containing various Ni and P contents. WS2 composite was obtained with a suitable concentration of Na2WO4 in Ni-P coating. These deposits were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) studies. The corrosion behavior was investigated by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) studies in 3.5 wt % NaCl solutions, and the corrosion rates of the coatings for Ni-P, Ni-W-P, and Ni-W-P-WS2 were found to be 2.571 x 10(-5), 8.219 x 10(-7), and 7.986 x 10(-7) g/h, respectively. An increase in the codeposition of alloying metal tungsten (W) enhanced the corrosion resistance and microhardness and changed the structure and morphology of the deposits. Incorporation of WS2 nanoparticles to Ni-W-P alloy coating reduced the coefficient of friction from 0.16 to 0.11 and also helped in improving the corrosion resistance of the coating further.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the American Chemical Society
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 11:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44797

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