Epitaxial growth of Zn and Zn-Ni electrodeposits on steel sheets

Akira Seki*, Kazuhito Kamei

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The crystallographic aspects of zinc and zinc-nickel alloy electrodeposits on steel sheets have been studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and O-lattice theory. TEM observation shows that the pure zinc and zinc-nickel hcp η-phase electrodeposits grow epitaxially on α-iron substrate with Burgers' orientation relationship. O-lattice theory predicts this relationship for η-phase while the increase of Ni content changes the dimensions of a-axis and c-axis. TEM observation shows the cube-cube parallel relationship between the zinc-nickel γ-phase and the substrate. This relationship can be also interpreted in terms of O-lattice theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)892-897
Number of pages6
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys


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