|About this Abstract
||2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Late News Poster Session
||M-25: High Throughput Testing Apparatus to Enable Electrodeposition of Rhenium
||Nathan Brown, Michael McBride, Courtney Clark, Enkeleda Dervishi
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Refractory metals exhibit desirable properties such as corrosion resistance, chemical stability, and excellent mechanical properties at elevated temperatures, all of which make these materials widely used in advanced manufacturing applications. These properties, however, provide fabrication challenges which limits their implementation in commercial products. In many applications such as thermal barrier coatings in fusion reactors or rocket engines, refractory metals are only needed on the surface of parts, opening a fabrication space where electroplating can circumvent the issues with traditional manufacturing processes. To aid in the development of electroplated refractory metals, a high throughput electrochemical testing setup was designed, allowing for 15 simultaneous electrochemical tests. This new experimentation setup was tested with gold electroplating to ensure consistent results and applied to the experimental development of rhenium plating. This first of its kind electroplating platform will drastically reduce the footprint of multiple experiments and enables agile manufacturing of coatings on demand.
||Surface Modification and Coatings, High-Temperature Materials, Thin Films and Interfaces