Microstructural Analysis of Electrochemical Coated Open-Cell Metal Foams by EBSD and Nanoindentation


  • We gratefully thank Prof. Rolf Hempelmann and Dr. Harald Natter for helpful discussions. Supporting Information is available from the Wiley Online Library or from the author.



Metal foams are a very interesting class of lightweight materials. Coating of open-cell metal foams via electrodeposition improves significantly the mechanical properties. In this connection, electrodeposition on metal foams leads to a totally different microstructure than normal electrodeposition on planar electrodes. The curvature of the struts induces an isotropic grain orientation which is responsible for isotropic material behavior.