Electrodeposition allows the "tailoring" of surface properties of a bulk material or, in the case of electroforming, the entire part. Deposits can be produced to meet a variety of designer demands. For this reason and for the possibilities that exist in terms of "new materials" for a variety of applications, a thorough understanding of the materials science of electrodeposition is of utmost importance. This book provides that understanding.


The electroplating and surface finishing industries.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Comments on Electrodeposition Factors Affecting Coatings References 2. Hydrogen Embrittlement Mechanism Steels Prevention of Hydrogen Embrittlement Cd-Ti Plating Mechanical Plating Physical Vapor Deposition Permeation Electroless Copper Chemical Milling Tests for Hydrogen Embrittlement References 3. Adhesion Introduction Testing Comparing Adhesion Test Results Techniques for Obtaining Good Adhesion References 4. Diffusion Introduction Good Aspects of Diffusion Using Diffusion to Produce Alloy Coatings Diffusion Mechanisms Kirkendall Voids Diffusion Rate Diffusion Barriers Diffusion Welding or Bonding References 5. Properties Introduction Tensile Properties Strength and Ductility of Thin Deposits Hall-Petch Relationship Superplasticity Influence of Impurities High Temperature Embrittlement of Nickel and Copper Oxygen in Chromium Deposits Physically Vapor Deposited Films References 6. Structure Introduction Structure of Electrodeposited and Electroless Coatings Structure of Physically Vapor Deposited Coatings Influence of Substrate Phase Transformations Microstructural Instability at Room Temperature Texture Influence of Texture on Properties Fractals References 7. Addi


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About the author

Jack W. Dini

Affiliations and Expertise

Lawrence Livermore National Labs, USA