This research involves a study of sane of the methods available for
covering material substrates with a metallic coating. The materials
studied were metal and ceramic powders, and the research attempted to
produce composite powders, which could be used in the powder
metallurgy industries as cheaper replacements for existing expensive
powders. For example, iron powder particles coated with copper/tin
could replace expensive bronze powders in machine bearing production. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.