Coating of Cobalt Over Tungsten Carbide Powder by Wet Chemical Reduction Method

  • Hong, Hyun-Seon (Advanced Materials & Processing Center, Institute for Advanced Engineering) ;
  • Yoon, Jin-Ho (Advanced Materials & Processing Center, Institute for Advanced Engineering)
  • Received : 2014.02.25
  • Accepted : 2014.04.25
  • Published : 2014.04.28


Cobalt coated tungsten carbide-cobalt composite powder has been prepared through wet chemical reduction method. The cobalt sulfate solution was converted to the cobalt chloride then the cobalt hydroxide. The tungsten carbide powders were added in to the cobalt hydroxide, the cobalt hydroxide was reduced and coated over tungsten carbide powder using hypo-phosphorous acid. Both the cobalt and the tungsten carbide phase peaks were evident in the tungsten carbide-cobalt composite powder by X-ray diffraction. The average particle size measured via scanning electron microscope, particle size analysis was around 380 nm and the thickness of coated cobalt was determined to be 30~40 nm by transmission electron microscopy.


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