Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 12 No. 1 February 2002|
（School of Materials & Metallurgy,Northeastern University,
Abstract:Ni-S(La) coatings were obtained by electrodeposition in a typical Watt bath by adding CS(NH2)2 and LaCl3. The minimum HER overpotential is 75mV. The corresponding electrochemical parameters (Tafelslope b,exchanging current density J0) were obtained by measuring the steady-state polarization curves. The content of S, La in the coating and its structure were measured by EPMA and XRD. The results show that there is no lanthanum in such coating and its structureis amorphous. From the anodic polarization curves, it is shown that the corrosion resistance of coating is very good. Based on the cathodic polarizatio n curves during electrodeposition, it is found that LaCl3 is benefit for amorphous coating structure to form.
Key words: rare earth; electrodeposition; Ni-S alloy; HER