ISSN: 1003-6326
CN: 43-1239/TG

Vol. 26    No. 11    November 2016

Electrodeposition and corrosion resistance of Ni-P-TiN composite coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy
Ya-ru ZHOU1, Shan ZHANG1, Lin-lin NIE1, Ze-jie ZHU1, Jian-qing ZHANG1, Fa-he CAO1, Jun-xi ZHANG2
(1. Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;
2. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Protection and Advanced Materials in Electric Power,
Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai 200090, China
Abstract: In order to improve the corrosion resistance and microhardness of AZ91D magnesium alloy, TiN nanoparticles were added to fabricate Ni-P-TiN composite coating by electrodeposition. The surface, cross-section morphology and composition were examined using SEM, EDS and XRD, and the corrosion resistance was checked by electrochemical technology. The results indicate that TiN nanoparticles were doped successfully in the Ni-P matrix after a series of complex pretreatments including activation, zinc immersion and pre-electroplating, which enhances the stability of magnesium alloy in electrolyte and the adhesion between magnesium alloy and composite coating. The microhardness of the Ni-P coating increases dramatically by adding TiN nanoparticles and subsequent heat treatment. The corrosion experimental results indicate that the corrosion resistance of Ni-P-TiN composite coating is much higher than that of uncoated AZ91D magnesium alloy and similar with Ni-P coating in short immersion time. However, TiN nanoparticles play a significant role in long-term corrosion resistance of composite coatings.
Key words: AZ91D; composite coating; TiN nanoparticle; electrodeposition; corrosion resistance
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