Electrodepositions on Tantalum in alkali halide melts

Jens H. Von Barner, Annemette Hindhede Jensen, Erik Christensen

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Surface layers of tantalum metal were electrodeposited on steel from K 2TaF7-LiF-NaF-KF melts. With careful control of the oxide contents dense and adherent deposits could be obtained by pulse plating. In NaCl-KCl-NaF-Na2CO3 and NaCl-KCl-Na2CO 3 melts carbonate ions seems to be reduced to carbon in a single 4 electron step. By electrolyses at a constant potential of - 1.4 V vs. Pt in a NaCl-KCl-NaF-Na2CO3 melt at 800 °C coherent carbon containing surface layers could be obtained on tantalum substrates, when a CO2 atmosphere was applied. Copyright © 2012 by The Electrochemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalE C S Transactions
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)221-224
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventPacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science: 222nd Meeting of ECS — The Electrochemical Society and 2012 Fall Meeting of The Electrochemical Society of Japan - Hawaii Convention Center and the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 201212 Oct 2012


ConferencePacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science
LocationHawaii Convention Center and the Hilton Hawaiian Village
CountryUnited States
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  • Alkali halides
  • Carbon
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Electrodeposition
  • Fused salts
  • Ionic liquids
  • Tantalum

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