Recent Study on the Mechanism of the Electrodeposition of Iron-group Metal Alloys
Tetsuya Akiyama, Hisaaki Fukushima
Almost 300 kinds of binary alloys have been electroplated so far modify surface properties of substrates. Electrodeposition of iron-group metal alloys has been studied most intensively for last 16 years. This trend was caused not only by the excellent properties of the coatings that were useful for many industrial applications but also by the fact that their electrodeposition behavior was interesting from an academic point of view. This review correlates the mechanism proposed so far to explain the abnormal electrodeposition behavior of iron-group metal alloys.