Table of Contents
ISRN Corrosion
Volume 2013, Article ID 192684, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/192684
Research Article

The Corrosion Resistance of Nickel Electrocomposite Coating Containing BaFe12O19 Particles

National Aerospace Laboratories, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Post Bag No. 1779, Bangalore 560 017, India

Received 20 November 2012; Accepted 14 January 2013

Academic Editors: G. El Mahdy, C. Gu, H. Miao, and C. Valentini

Copyright © 2013 S. T. Aruna et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Electroplating composite coating is an effective method to prepare composite coating through the codeposition of metallic, nonmetallic, or polymer particles with metal to improve properties such as corrosion resistance, hardness, and wear performance. This paper reports the synthesis of a novel Ni-BaFe12O19 magnetic nanocomposite coating exhibiting improved corrosion resistance. In the present paper, BaFe12O19 particles were synthesized by a single-step solution combustion method and characterized for phase, particle size, and morphology. These particles were incorporated in a nickel metal matrix, and the properties of the coatings like nanohardness and corrosion resistance were investigated. The coating microstructure was also studied using field emission scanning electron microscope. A Vickers hardness of 777 HV was exhibited by Ni-BaFe12O19, and plain Ni coating exhibited a hardness of 517 HV. The Ni-BaFe12O19 composite coating exhibited improved corrosion resistance compared to plain Ni coating with an value of 0.034 μA/cm2 compared to 0.361 μA/cm2 for plain Ni. The Ni-BaFe12O19 coating also exhibited higher charge transfer and polarization resistance compared to plain Ni coating.