Identification of an anomalous phase in Ni–W electrodeposits

Io Mizushima, Peter Torben Tang, Marcel A. J. Somers

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In the present work Ni–W layers electrodeposited from electrolytes based on NiSO4, Na2WO4, citrate, glycine and triethanolamine are characterized with glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GD-OES) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). XRD showed the occurrence of an anomalous phase in the deposits, associated with the presence of an appreciable amount of carbon as identified with GD-OES. The anomalous phase is metastable at room temperature and vanishes upon annealing at 550 °C in air.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)3341-3345
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Carbon
  • Electrodeposition
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Metastable phase
  • Nickel–tungsten
  • GD-OES


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