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Published: 5/19/2019

The Relationship Between Vickers Hardness and Universal Hardness
The Vickers indenter hardness test, based on indenter displacement under test load (universal hardness), is being used for an increasing number of applications.  The new method is also subject to much discussion among the experts.  An impo...

Published: 5/19/2019

Evaluation of a Simple Thin-Film Ductility Tester & Review of the Ductility of Nickel Sulfamate Deposits
Originally published in 1992, this paper addressed a critical issue in the science of electroforming, that of the measurement and control of deposit ductility.  An apparatus suitable for frequent determinations of the ductility of thin met...

Published: 5/13/2019

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 5th Quarterly Research Report
This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the fifth quarter of project work (January-March 2019) on this AESF Foundation Research project at the Tennessee Technological University.  The objective of the work is to study and optim...

Published: 4/11/2019

An Improvement in the Zincate Method for Plating on Aluminum
Originally published in 1965, investigations were conducted into the sodium zincate solution used for treating aluminum prior to its being plated.  Measurements of the adhesion of the nickel plate to aluminum and its alloys were done to check t...

Published: 4/11/2019

Beyond Ni/Au: Next Generation Corrosion-Resistant Finishes for Electronics Applications
The industry standard of conventional electroplated nickel plus hard gold has served many portions of the electronics plating industry well for several decades, but is now being replaced by alternatives in several applications in order&nbs...

Published: 3/19/2019

Advancements in Brush Plated Metal Matrix Composites
Finding safer, eco-friendly alternatives to hard chromium plating has been a main driver of brush electroplating research for the last decade.

Published: 3/13/2019

The Mechanism of Nickel Corrosion in ENEPIG Deposits and How to Mitigate It
The incident of nickel corrosion in ENEPIG multilayers (electroless nickel, electroless palladium and immersion gold) was brought to light after it was observed during the analysis of gold wire bond lifts.

Published: 2/18/2019

Nanoporous Anodic Oxides: Fabrication, Applications, Sensing and Biosensing
Numerous metals are subjected to anodic oxidation. As a result, one can obtain amorphous barrier-type oxides, crystalline barrier-type oxides or amorphous nanoporous oxides. Currently, highly ordered nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO), is obtain...

Published: 2/18/2019

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 4th Quarterly Research Report
This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the fourth quarter of project work (October-December 2018) on this AESF Foundation Research project at the Tennessee Technological University. The objective of the work is to study and optimiz...

Published: 1/10/2019

Phosphates: How They Impact Your Discharge
This presentation starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply.  It then discusses the two processes – chemical and biological removal.  Finally, a look t...