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Title: Process for electrolytic deposition of metals on zirconium materials

Abstract

A process for the electrolytic deposition of a metal layer on an article comprised of zirconium or a zirconium alloy is disclosed. The article is activated in an aged aqueous solution comprising from about 10 to about 20 grams per liter ammonium bifluoride and from about 0.75 to about 2 grams per liter of sulfuric acid. The solution is aged by immersion of pickled zirconium in the solution for at least about 10 minutes. The loosely adhering film formed on the article in the activating step is removed and the article is contacted with an electrolytic plating solution containing the metal to be deposited on the article in the presence of an electrode receiving current.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Wilmington, NC)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863277
Patent Number(s):
US 4137131
Application Number:
05/729,861
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; electrolytic; deposition; metals; zirconium; materials; metal; layer; article; comprised; alloy; disclosed; activated; aged; aqueous; solution; comprising; 10; 20; grams; liter; ammonium; bifluoride; 75; sulfuric; acid; immersion; pickled; minutes; loosely; adhering; film; formed; activating; step; removed; contacted; plating; containing; deposited; presence; electrode; receiving; current; plating solution; activating step; zirconium alloy; metal layer; solution containing; aqueous solution; sulfuric acid; solution comprising; article comprised; electrolytic deposition; film formed; zirconium materials; zirconium material; electrolytic plating; aged aqueous; /205/376/976/

Citation Formats

Donaghy, Robert E. Process for electrolytic deposition of metals on zirconium materials. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Donaghy, Robert E. Process for electrolytic deposition of metals on zirconium materials. United States.
Donaghy, Robert E. Tue . "Process for electrolytic deposition of metals on zirconium materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863277.
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title = {Process for electrolytic deposition of metals on zirconium materials},
author = {Donaghy, Robert E.},
abstractNote = {A process for the electrolytic deposition of a metal layer on an article comprised of zirconium or a zirconium alloy is disclosed. The article is activated in an aged aqueous solution comprising from about 10 to about 20 grams per liter ammonium bifluoride and from about 0.75 to about 2 grams per liter of sulfuric acid. The solution is aged by immersion of pickled zirconium in the solution for at least about 10 minutes. The loosely adhering film formed on the article in the activating step is removed and the article is contacted with an electrolytic plating solution containing the metal to be deposited on the article in the presence of an electrode receiving current.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
}

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