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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 34, Issue 2-3, Pages 159-169

Initial and Recrystallization Textures of Nickel Electrodeposits

School of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Kum Oh National University of Technology, Kumi, Kyung Buk 730-701, Korea

Received 8 October 1999

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The texture of electrodeposits vary with deposition conditions. Electrodeposits texture is also related to microstructure, surface morphology and mechanical properties. When the electrodeposits annealed, the recrystallization texture may be different from the original deposition texture. The surface morphology, the microstructure and the initial and recrystallization textures of nickel electrodeposits vary with deposition conditions.

The 100 and 110 textures of nickel electrodeposits can be obtained from nickel sulfate, nickel chloride and boric acid baths. The size of surface asperities decreases with increasing current density and decreasing temperature. The 100 and 110 textures of nickel electrodeposits changed to the 100 and 310 texture, when recrystallized, respectively.