Co-deposited Zn-submicron sized Al2O3 composite coatings: Production, characterization and micromechanical properties

SANCAKOĞLU O., Culha O., Toparli M., AGADAY B., ÇELİK E.

Materials and Design, vol.32, no.7, pp.4054-4061, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2011.03.027
  • Journal Name: Materials and Design
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4054-4061
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, co-deposition of zinc (Zn)-submicron sized alumina (Al2O3) particles via electrodeposition method was investigated. Composite coatings were produced using different coating parameters such as current density, pH, temperature, agitation type, and ceramic powder content of the bath solution. Structural and microstructural properties of the coatings were characterized by X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy with electron dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). Mechanical properties of the coatings were evaluated by dynamic ultra-micro hardness (DUH) tester, a micro-indentation technique, in detail. It was found that, co-deposition of submicron sized Al2O3 particles and Zn metal was successfully achieved via electrodeposition method without any chemical interaction between the ceramic particles and the electrolyte. Comparison of SEM images belonging to the coatings fabricated to those of the reference coatings revealed that homogenous grain structure was obtained. Finally, a boost in the micromechanical properties of the coatings was gained by changing the effective co-deposition parameters such as current density and particle content in the electrolyte. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.