Banerjee, Atanu and Dutta, Monojit and Bysakh, Sandip and Bhowmick, Anil K and Laha, Tapas (2014) Role of Sn on the adhesion in Cu-Sn alloy-coated steel-rubber interface. Journal of Adhesion Science And Technology, 28 (11). pp. 987-1004. ISSN 0169-4243

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Cu-Sn coatings with varying Sn content were deposited on steel substrate by immersion route and the effect of variation of Sn content and the substrate roughness on the interfacial adhesion strength of Cu-Sn-coated steel substrates vulcanized with styrene butadiene rubber were investigated. The surface roughness of the coatings did not vary compared to pristine steel substrate with change in Sn weight% in the coatings. The coated surfaces exhibited bare spots or deep trough as micro-discontinuities in the coatings, where formation of Fe2O3 was evident from SEM-EDS, AES, and XPS analysis. Microstructural study of the coating cross-section and coating-substrate interface by transmission electron microscopy of cross-sectioned samples revealed inadequate penetration of coating inside these troughs. Peel test carried out on the Cu-Sn-coated steel-rubber joints showed mixed mode i.e. adhesive and cohesive mode of interfacial fracture irrespective of the coating composition. The peel test further indicated higher interfacial adhesion strength for Cu-Sn-coated samples than pure Cu-coated samples, with an optimum adhesion strength for the coatings containing 3-4 wt.% Sn.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 12:38
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 12:38

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