The electrochemical deposition of tin-nickel alloys and the corrosion properties of the coating

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPlating and Surface Finishing
Volume92
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)36-41
ISSN0360-3164
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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