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

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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