Electrodeposition of Mg-Ni-Al Alloy in Low Temperature Molten Salts

Tuesday, 7 October 2014: 15:00
Expo Center, 1st Floor, Universal 3 (Moon Palace Resort)
J. Xu (School of Science, Northeastern Univeristy), X. Zhang (School of Science, Northeastern University), Z. Shi (School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern Univeristy), and G. M. Haarberg (Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Mg-Al-Ni alloys were prepared in urea-acetamide-NaBr low temperature molten salts by electrodeposition method. The results show that Mg2+ could not be electrochemically reduced in this molten salt independently. However, it could be co-deposits with Ni. Effects of electrodeposition parameters such as temperature and electrodeposition time on the composition and microstructure of coatings were investigated. Also, the kinetic process was investigated using electrochemical methods.