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Title: Process for forming a nickel foil with controlled and predetermined permeability to hydrogen

Abstract

The present invention provides a novel process for forming a nickel foil having a controlled and predetermined hydrogen permeability. This process includes the steps of passing a nickel plating bath through a suitable cation exchange resin to provide a purified nickel plating bath free of copper and gold cations, immersing a nickel anode and a suitable cathode in the purified nickel plating bath containing a selected concentration of an organic sulfonic acid such as a napthalene-trisulfonic acid, electrodepositing a nickel layer having the thickness of a foil onto the cathode, and separating the nickel layer from the cathode to provide a nickel foil. The anode is a readily-corrodible nickel anode. The present invention also provides a novel nickel foil having a greater hydrogen permeability than palladium at room temperature.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Kansas City, MO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863992
Patent Number(s):
4290858
Application Number:
06/189,991
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) KCP
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00613
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; forming; nickel; foil; controlled; predetermined; permeability; hydrogen; provides; novel; steps; passing; plating; bath; suitable; cation; exchange; resin; provide; purified; free; copper; gold; cations; immersing; anode; cathode; containing; selected; concentration; organic; sulfonic; acid; napthalene-trisulfonic; electrodepositing; layer; thickness; separating; readily-corrodible; palladium; temperature; nickel anode; nickel plating; nickel foil; sulfonic acid; cation exchange; exchange resin; plating bath; suitable cathode; bath containing; novel process; nickel layer; /205/204/

Citation Formats

Engelhaupt, Darell E. Process for forming a nickel foil with controlled and predetermined permeability to hydrogen. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Engelhaupt, Darell E. Process for forming a nickel foil with controlled and predetermined permeability to hydrogen. United States.
Engelhaupt, Darell E. Tue . "Process for forming a nickel foil with controlled and predetermined permeability to hydrogen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863992.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides a novel process for forming a nickel foil having a controlled and predetermined hydrogen permeability. This process includes the steps of passing a nickel plating bath through a suitable cation exchange resin to provide a purified nickel plating bath free of copper and gold cations, immersing a nickel anode and a suitable cathode in the purified nickel plating bath containing a selected concentration of an organic sulfonic acid such as a napthalene-trisulfonic acid, electrodepositing a nickel layer having the thickness of a foil onto the cathode, and separating the nickel layer from the cathode to provide a nickel foil. The anode is a readily-corrodible nickel anode. The present invention also provides a novel nickel foil having a greater hydrogen permeability than palladium at room temperature.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {9}
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