The electrodeposition of tin/nickel (65/35 wt%) is a unique coating process because of the deposition of an intermetallic phase of nickel and tin, which cannot be formed by any pyrometallurgical process. From thermodynamic calculations it can be shown that intermetallic phases can be formed through electrodeposition. The alloy has unique corrosion properties and exhibits surface passivation like stainless steel. The coating is decorative and non-allergic to the skin, can replace decorative nickel and nickel-chromium coatings in many cases and decreases the risk for allergic contact dermatitis. A number of electrochemical tests, including polarization curves, chronoamperometric studies and tribocorrosion tests have been performed to show the consequence of replacing nickel coatings with tin/nickel coatings.
|Title of host publication||AESF Sur / Fin|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference 2005 - St. Louis,MO, United States|
Duration: 5 Nov 2005 → …
|Conference||SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference 2005|
|Period||05/11/2005 → …|
|Sponsor||The National Association for Surface Finishing|