Record number :
1183301
Title of article :
A new electrode circuit for measuring the induced current from laser plasma produced during laser material processing has been devised. The new electrode circuit has greatly increased the possible separation between the electrodes and the workable probing
Author/Authors :
Kamal K. Kar، نويسنده , , D. Sathiyamoorthy، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Pages :
8
From page :
3022
To page :
3029
Abstract :
The nickel–phosphorous (Ni–P) coating on carbon fiber was studied, using sodium hypophosphite as a reducing agent in alkaline medium. The effects of process parameters such as time, stabilizer concentrations, pH of the plating bath and plating bathʹs temperature on the electroless Ni–P coating efficiency were investigated. Structural study using X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicates that nickel deposition rate increases with increasing coating time and temperature. The nickel (Ni) recovery efficiency decreases with an increase of stabilizer concentration. From scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), it has been confirmed that the coating thickness and nickel content increase with an increase of coating time and temperature. The bath temperature of 25 °C, pH of 9, and stabilizer concentration of 25 g/L is good to get a good and uniform coating of Ni on carbon fiber. Thermal stability was studied by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). From TGA study it is evident that the nickel coating increases thermal stability of the nickel-coated carbon fiber. I–V (current vs voltage) measurement shows Ni-coated fiber is more conducting in nature.
Keywords :
Electroless coating , X-ray diffraction , SEM , TGA/DTA , Carbon fiber
Journal title :
Journal of Materials Processing Technology
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