Accession Number : ADD010988

Title :   Electrodeposition of Refractory Metal Carbides.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stern,K H

Report Date : 07 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A refractory metal carbide coating is electrodeposited onto an object, using a bath containing an alkali fluoride melt, an alkali carbonate dissolved in the melt, a refractory metal-containing compound also dissolved in the melt, and an anode composed of that refractory metal. The object to be coated is immersed into the bath as the anode, and a voltage is applied until the coating obtains the desired thickness. By this process, coatings such as tungsten carbide and tantalum carbide having a desired stoichiometric composition may be deposited on the surface of an object. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electrodeposition, *Refractory metals, Carbides, Stoichiometry, Tantalum, Tungsten carbides, Surface finishing, Thickness, Immersion, Alkali metal compounds, Carbonates, Fluorides, Melts

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE