The Chemical State of Cobalt in Cobalt-Hardened Gold Electrodeposits

H. Leidheiser, A. Vértes, M. L. Varsányi

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Cobalt-hardened gold electrodeposits were prepared from all-citrate and mixed citrate-phosphate gold-plating baths doped with 57Co. Mössbauer emission spectra revealed the presence of elemental cobalt, β-CoOOH, and an unidentified species (probably a cyanide) in the gold deposit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1979


  • CoOOH
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • gold eloctrodeposit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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