Electrodeposition of Cobalt-Ruthenium Alloys from Acidic Bath

Monday, 2 October 2017: 15:20
Chesapeake H (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
D. Kutyla, K. Kolczyk, R. Kowalik, and P. Zabinski (AGH University of Science and Technology)
The article presents results of tests on potentiostatic electrodeposition of ruthenium and Co-Ru alloys. The tests applying the method of cyclic voltammetry with the use of gold disk electrode (RDE) allowed to define a potentials range in which it is possible to obtain ruthenium and its alloys with cobalt from acid chloride electrolytes.

The influence of electrodeposition parameters and the electrolyte composition on the composition, morphology and structure of the obtained deposits was determined. Co-Ru alloys underwent XRD tests, an analysis with the XRF method and observations using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Hydrogen evolution tests have been also performed.

The authors would like to thank Polish National Science Centre for the financial support provided by the grants: No UMO-2013/09/B/ST8/00211.