Technology of electroless nickel deposition in lead-and cadmium-free bath was developed.Coating′s morphology,composition,structure and electrochemical activity were characterized by SEM,EDS,XRD and electrochemical methods.The results showed that,the deposition rate of nickel in self-catalysing was 22.4 μm·h-1,which was increased by the increase of bath temperature and pH value.The effect of sodium hypophosphite on deposition rate was much more remarkable compared with nickel sulfate.The obtained nickel coating was 7.8% in phosphor weight content,having compact and neat surface morphology,amorphous structure,and good electrochemical corrosion resistance in sodium chloride solution.


electroless deposition, nickel, lead-free, cadmium-free, morphology, structure, electrochemical activity

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