Electroless Nickel Plating: Fundamentals to Applications provides a complete and actualized view of electroless nickel plating, thus greatly improving the accessibility of knowledge on the subject. It touches upon all aspects of electroless nickel, from the fundamentals (including thermodynamics of electroless plating, bath chemistry, and substrate preparation) to more applied areas of the field such as bath replenishment, composite coatings, post-treatments, polyalloys, graded and multilayer coatings, ultrasound assistance, applications, and properties.
Contributed to by a variety of international authors to ensure different points of view and interests are addressed, this book stands as the first complete and updated state-of-the-art text on electroless nickel in the twenty-first century. It also serves as the first technical book with a strong emphasis on nickel-boron. It also focuses on environmental aspects.
Including cutting-edge content presented sufficiently extensive to be directly useful to the practitioner, this book is aimed at materials scientists, metallurgists, and other professionals working with electroless nickel plating.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Chemistry of Electroless Plating
Chapter 2 Activation, Initiation, and Growth of Electroless Nickel Coatings
Esteban Correa, Alejandro Alberto Zuleta Gil,
Juan G. Castaño, and Félix Echeverría
Chapter 3 Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Deposits
Suman Kalyan Das and Prasanta Sahoo
Chapter 4A Electroless Nickel-Boron—Part A: As-Plated Electroless
Chapter 4B Electroless Nickel-Boron—Part B: Posttreatments for
Véronique Vitry and Luiza Bonin
Chapter 5 The Effect of Ultrasound on Electroless Plating of Nickel
Shakiela Begum and Andrew J. Cobley
Chapter 6 Polyalloyed Electroless Nickel Plating
Véronique Vitry and Luiza Bonin
Chapter 7 Electroless Nickel-Based Multilayers
Asier Salicio-Paz and Eva García-Lecina
Chapter 8 Electroless Composite Coatings
Sudagar Jothi, R. Muraliraja, T. R. Tamilarasan, Sanjith
Udayakumar, and A. Selvakumar
Chapter 9 Applications of Electroless Nickel and Practical Aspects
Luiza Bonin and Véronique Vitry
Fabienne Delaunois obtained her Engineering Degree in Metallurgy and her PhD from the Engineering Faculty of Mons (FPMs) in 1993 and 2002 respectively. She’s been working of electroless nickel-boron for nearly 20 years and is the authors of about 20 publications in that field. She realizes also many expertise for industries on various fields such as failure and corrosion. She is nowadays Professor and Department Head in the Metallurgy Laboratory, at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Mons, Belgium, where she teaches principally Physical Metallurgy, but also Recycling. She also teaches physical metallurgy at the University of Valenciennes Hainaut-Cambresis in France. She chaired the Chemistry and Materials Science Department at the Engineering Faculty of UMONS from 2010 to 2017 and is a member of the board of Materia Nova and BCRC-INISMa research centers.Véronique Vitry obtained her Engineering Degree in Materials Science from the Engineering Faculty of Mons in 2003 and first worked on optical PVD coatings for a research center. She then went on to get her PhD in Engineering from the Universtity of Mons and graduated in 2010. Her main research interest is electroless nickel plating, which she has been studying for more than 10 years, leading to more than 20 publications in international journals. She’s also involved in research about powder metallurgy, corrosion, recycling and physical metallurgy. She’s now Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Mons (UMONS) where she teaches process metallurgy and process modelling, thin films, nanotechnologies and spectroscopic methods in chemical and materials analysis. She also teaches surface treatments at the University of Valenciennes Hainaut-Cambresis in France. Dr. Vitry is the regional chair of the board of A3TS (the French Heat Treatment Association) for the North of France and Belgium and sits on the board of administrators of the association. She also chairs the International Relations Committee of the Failure Analysis Society (FAS), an affiliate of ASM. Luiza Bonin is a materials engineer graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2009-2014) with one year at the École Polytechnique Féminine (Paris- France) by Capes-BRAFITEC program during 2012-2013. She has been working with new compositions of electroless nickel-boron as the mean subject of her PhD since 2014 at the University of Mons. She is also authors of 6 papers in that field.