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Corrosion of Nanocrystalline Ni-W Coated Copper

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The present study is dealing with the corrosion of copper coated with nanocrystalline nickeltungsten coating. Different plating bath compositions and conditions were used in order to produce nickel-tungsten coatings of different tungsten content 30%, 40% and 50% wt, with a thickness of 20 μm. The corrosion resistance of nickel-tungsten alloy coated copper was examined by a potentiodynamic polarisation technique in NaCl solution (0.03 M, 0.3 M and 1 M) as a function of pH (3, 7, 10) and temperature (7°C, 30°C, 40°C) of the solution. It has been found that the pH value did not seem to affect the corrosion behaviour of the coated specimen remarkably, while the increase of solution temperature increased the corrosion rate of the coated copper specimen. It was finally confirmed that the corrosion products mainly consisted of tungsten and nickel oxides.

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Panagopoulos, C. , Plainakis, G. and Tsoutsouva, M. (2015) Corrosion of Nanocrystalline Ni-W Coated Copper. Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, 5, 65-72. doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2015.52007.

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