The literature concerning the fast electrodeposition of metals has been
reviewed with particular attention to the electrodeposition of nickel.
A study of the electrodeposition of nickel has been carried out in concentrated
Ni sulphamate solutions at 50-70°C in parallel plate cells
at Reynolds numbers of up to 15,000. The cell design was substantiated by
a preliminary study of the electrodeposition of copper. Additional
studies have been made of current distribution in both the nickel and acid
copper systems using segmented electrodes. Additional studies of mass
transport have been made in the nickel system, as have polarisation studies.
It has been shown that in the case of acid copper the system performs under
mass transport control and that the current distribution is as expected
under these conditions. [continues…]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.