What is it about?
Zincating is a process that removes the surface oxide layer naturally present on aluminium and also leaves a surface coating of zinc. This permits a magnetically functional layer of nickel to be coated and strongly adhered to the underlying aluminium. The study explores different zincating treatments using electrical and microscopy techniques.
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Why is it important?
The study provides insights into how coatings on computer memory storage media can be improved.
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This page is a summary of: Monitoring of zincate pre-treatment of aluminium prior to electroless nickel plating, Transactions of the IMF, March 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00202967.2016.1236573.
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