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Title: PROCESS OF ELECTROPLATING METALS WITH ALUMINUM

Abstract

A process of electroplating aluminum on metals from a nonaqueous bath and a novel method of pretreating or conditioning the metal prior to electrodeposition of the aluminum are given. The process of this invention, as applied by way of example to the plating of uranium, comprises the steps of plating the uranium with the barrier inetal, immersing the barrier-coated uranium in fatty acid, and electrolyzing a water-free diethyl ether solution of aluminum chloride and lithium hydride while making the uranium the cathode until an aluminum deposit of the desired thickness has been formed. According to another preferred embodiment the barrier-coated uranium is immersed in an isopropyl alcohol solution of sterato chromic chloride prior to the fatty acid treatment of this invention.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4162484
Patent Number(s):
2934478
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-021992
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALCOHOLS; ALUMINUM; ALUMINUM CHLORIDES; CATHODES; CHROMIUM CHLORIDES; COATING; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROPLATING; ETHERS; ETHYL RADICALS; LITHIUM HYDRIDES; METALS; ORGANIC ACIDS; PROPYL RADICALS; SOLUTIONS; THICKNESS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Schickner, W C. PROCESS OF ELECTROPLATING METALS WITH ALUMINUM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Schickner, W C. PROCESS OF ELECTROPLATING METALS WITH ALUMINUM. United States.
Schickner, W C. Tue . "PROCESS OF ELECTROPLATING METALS WITH ALUMINUM". United States.
@article{osti_4162484,
title = {PROCESS OF ELECTROPLATING METALS WITH ALUMINUM},
author = {Schickner, W C},
abstractNote = {A process of electroplating aluminum on metals from a nonaqueous bath and a novel method of pretreating or conditioning the metal prior to electrodeposition of the aluminum are given. The process of this invention, as applied by way of example to the plating of uranium, comprises the steps of plating the uranium with the barrier inetal, immersing the barrier-coated uranium in fatty acid, and electrolyzing a water-free diethyl ether solution of aluminum chloride and lithium hydride while making the uranium the cathode until an aluminum deposit of the desired thickness has been formed. According to another preferred embodiment the barrier-coated uranium is immersed in an isopropyl alcohol solution of sterato chromic chloride prior to the fatty acid treatment of this invention.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {4}
}