A Cyclic Voltammetry Study on Electrodeposition of Cu-Zn Alloy Films: Effect of Ultrasonication Time
K. Yurdal and İ.H. Karahan
Mustafa Kemal University, Physics Department, Hatay, Turkey
Full Text PDF
Copper zinc alloys were electrodeposited in the form: of thin films. Electrodeposition process was carried out in non-cyanide aqueous medium, under constant current. Effect of pre-deposition ultrasonication of solution was investigated. In other words ultrasonic treatment was applied only before the electrodeposition. Solutions were subjected to high-energy ultrasonication for increasing times. Cyclic voltammetry was used to understand changes occurring due to duration of ultrasonication. No ultrasonication was applied during deposition. Atomic composition of resultant films were revealed by MP-AES. It was found that implementation of ultrasonic treatment before electrodeposition affects CV characteristics, when compared to non-ultrasonicated solution. Atomic composition of fabricated samples were found to be close to each other, some of them showing more deviation.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.1087
PACS numbers: 81.05.Bx, 68.35.bd