Electrochemical behaviour of ternary Ni-Zn-P thin films deposition on steel substrate

Ana Maria Popescu, Vasile Soare, Marian Burada, Dumitru Mitrică, Ionut Constantin, Viorel Bădiliţă, Florin Minculescu, Cosmin Cotrut, Elena Ionela Neacsu, Cristina Donath, Virgil Constantin

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Ternary Ni-Zn-P alloy thin films with a thickness of 15-20 µm are considered as a replacement for cadmium sacrificial coatings for anticorrosive protection of steel parts working in highly corrosive media. Anticorrosive Ni-Zn-P thin films has been electrochemically deposited from aqueous sulphate solutions on carbon steel substrate. The influence of bath composition (variable ZnSO 4 ·7H 2 O contents) and electrodeposition type (potentiostatic or galvanostatic) on physical-chemical and corrosion characteristics of obtained films have been studied. Films are characterized by energy dispersive analysis (EDAX) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The corrosion tests are performed in 3% NaCl solution with optimal resulting values of -916.2 mV vs. saturated calomel electrode (SCE) for the corrosion potential and 13.4 µA·cm -2 for the corrosion current density. The calculated value for the corrosive attack protection efficiency is 67.7%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-577
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Corrosion
  • Corrosion test
  • Electrodeposition
  • Ni-zn-p
  • Sulphate
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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