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Advanced Materials Letters

Volume 10, Issue 6, Pages 421-424, June 2019
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Applications of nano-scale Cirrus DopantTM to improve existing coatings

See Leng Tay1*, Chris Goode1, Wei Gao2

1Cirrus Materials Science Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

2Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (6), pp 421-424

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2019.2219

Publication Date (Web): Jan 14, 2019

E-mail: seeleng.tay@cirrusmaterials.com

Abstract

The use of ceramic nano-powders to create composite coatings is well known but is neither simple to industrialize nor environmentally friendly. Patented Cirrus Dopant™ technology from Cirrus Materials Science offers the performance advantages of nano-composite coatings without the implementation and process drawbacks. Cirrus Dopant™ technology is applicable to commercial baths for a large variety of electrolytic and electroless deposited coatings including Ni, Ni-P, Ni-B, Co-P, Au, Ag, Sn, and Zn-Ni. Successful application of the technology simply requires optimization of a specialized Dopant™ to the bath. This paper discusses the process and results for nano-doping commercially important coating baths.

Keywords

Nano-composite coatings, dopant, electroplating, advance materials, nanoparticles.

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