Electrodeposition of Zn-V oxide composite from sulfate solutions

Hiroaki Nakano, Satoshi Oue, Daisuke Kozaki, Shigeo Kobayashi, Hisaaki Fukushima

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    Electrodeposition of Zn with V was tried in un-agitated or agitated sulfate solutions containing Zn2+ and VO2+ at pH 0-3 and 40°C under galvanostatic conditions. XPS spectra of deposits showed that V was involved in deposited Zn in form of V oxide by hydrolysis of V ions. The content of V in deposits increased with increasing pH in solution and current density. These conditions appear to accelerate the hydrolysis of V ions as a result of an increase in hydrogen evolution in cathode layer. SEM and EPMA images of deposits revealed that V in deposits segregated at edge of layered platelet crystals of Zn. The agitation of electrolyte decreased the content of V in deposits, but decreased the segregation of V oxide. Anodic polarization curves for Zn dissolution in 3% NaCl solution were polarized by codeposition of V oxide with Zn in the range of V content less than 5 mass%. The corrosion current densities of deposits obtained from agitated solutions were smaller than those from un-agitated solutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)703-708
    Number of pages6
    JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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