Electrodeposition behavior of Zn-Ni Alloy from alkaline zincate solution

Hiroaki Nakano, Shingo Arakawa, Yuya Takada, Satoshi Oue, Shigeo Kobayashi

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    Electrodeposition behavior of Zn-Ni alloys was investigated at current densities of 10 to 500 A m- 2 and at amount of charge of 5 × 10 4 Cm -2 in unagitated zincate solution containing triethanolamine to form a stable complex with Ni 2+ ions at 308 K. At low current densities, the deposition of Zn-Ni alloy showed a normal type codeposition, in which electrochemically more noble Ni deposited preferentially, while at high current densities, it showed an anomalous codeposition, in which less noble Zn deposited preferentially. The Ni deposition and H 2 evolution were significantly suppressed in the region of anomalous codeposition at high current densities, showing the formation of inhibitor of deposition resulting from Zn ions in the cathode layer. In the region of nor-mal codeposition at low current densities, the underpotential deposition of Zn apparently occurred with Ni. Because the Zn-Ni alloys are composed of stable intermetallic compound of Ni 5Zn 21, the activity coefficient of Zn in deposit seems to decrease remarkably.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-448
    Number of pages6
    JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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