Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (32권4호 521-530)

Corrosion resistance and Hardness of Tin-Nickel Electrodeposits

주석-니켈합금 도금층의 내식성 및 경도


영남대학교 재료·금속공학부;
영남대학교 재료·금속공학부;


The corrosion resistance and the hardness of the tin-nickel alloy deposits electroplated in pyrophosphate bath were invesitigated according to electrolysis conditions and microstructure of the alloy. The weight loss of alloy deposits increased with the Sn content of single phase (Ni-Sn) alloy showing the lowest weight loss in the alloy with 54∼57wt% Sn. On the other hand, the multiphase alloy with 35∼42wt% Sn showed the highest one. The CASS test result was consistent with that of immersion test, and was good agreement with the corrosion data of polarization measurements. The hardness of alloy deposits decreased with the increase of Sn ratio in bath due to the grain size increase of the alloy. However, it increased noticeably with decreasing current density in the bath condition of low Sn ratio (0.1)