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The effect of surfactant on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of electrodeposited Ni-Mo alloy coatings

Rouhollah Mousavi (Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran)
Mohammad Ebrahim Bahrololoom (Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran)
Flavio Deflorian (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 9 August 2019

Issue publication date: 22 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

In this research, the microstructure and corrosion behavior of Ni-Mo alloy coatings obtained from a citrate bath solution containing sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as an anionic surfactant, and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as a cationic surfactant, have been investigated.

Design/methodology/approach

For this purpose, the Cathodic polarization curves were plotted using a potentiostat/galvanostat set. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy were, respectively, used to investigate the morphology and chemical composition of the coatings.

Findings

The results of the corrosion test showed that the corrosion resistance of the coatings obtained from electroplating bath only containing CTAB surfactant was deteriorated. On the other hand, SDS anionic surfactant positively affected on the corrosion resistance of the coatings when it was added to the electroplating bath.

Originality/value

For this purpose, the Cathodic polarization curves were plotted using a potentiostat/galvanostat set. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy were respectively used to investigate the morphology and chemical composition of the coatings.

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Citation

Mousavi, R., Bahrololoom, M.E. and Deflorian, F. (2019), "The effect of surfactant on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of electrodeposited Ni-Mo alloy coatings", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 66 No. 5, pp. 631-637. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-03-2019-2087

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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