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Electrodeposition of Co-B/SiC Composite Coatings: Characterization and Evaluation of Wear Volume and Hardness

Version 1 : Received: 3 April 2019 / Approved: 4 April 2019 / Online: 4 April 2019 (12:52:34 CEST)

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Villa-Mondragón, A.; Martínez-Hernández, A.; Manríquez, F.; Meas, Y.; Pérez-Bueno, J.J.; Rodríguez-Valadez, F.J.; Ballesteros, J.; Morales-Hernández, J.; Méndez-Albores, A.; Trejo, G. Electrodeposition of Co-B/SiC Composite Coatings: Characterization and Evaluation of Wear Volume and Hardness. Coatings 2019, 9, 279. Villa-Mondragón, A.; Martínez-Hernández, A.; Manríquez, F.; Meas, Y.; Pérez-Bueno, J.J.; Rodríguez-Valadez, F.J.; Ballesteros, J.; Morales-Hernández, J.; Méndez-Albores, A.; Trejo, G. Electrodeposition of Co-B/SiC Composite Coatings: Characterization and Evaluation of Wear Volume and Hardness. Coatings 2019, 9, 279.

Journal reference: Coatings 2019, 9, 279
DOI: 10.3390/coatings9040279

Abstract

In the present paper, Co-B/SiC composite coatings were obtained via electrodeposition from colloidal suspensions with different concentrations of SiC particles and subsequent heat treatments at 350 °C. The composition, morphology and structure of the Co-B/SiC composite coatings were analyzed using glow discharge spectrometry (GDS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Hardness and tribological properties were also studied. The results showed that an increase in the SiC concentration in the colloidal suspensions resulted in both an increase in the SiC content and a decrease in the B content in the obtained Co-B/SiC coatings. The Co-B/SiC coatings were adherent, glossy and soft and exhibited a homogeneous composition in all thicknesses. By contrast, an increase in the SiC particle content of the Co-B/SiC composite coating from 0 to 2.56 at.% SiC reduced the hardness of the film from 680 to 360 HV and decreased the wear volume values from 1180 to 23 mm3 N-1 m-1, respectively (that is, the wear resistance increased). Moreover, when the Co-B/SiC coatings with SiC content ranging from 0 to 2.56 at.% SiC were subjected to a heat treatment process, the obtained coating hardness values were in the range of 1200 to 1500 HV and the wear volume values were in the range of 382 to 19 mm3 N-1 m-1.

Subject Areas

Co-B/SiC composite coatings; electrodeposition; hard coatings; wear volume

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