This study demonstrates the powerful capabilities of a Zetium, combined with the Stratos module for determining the mass thickness of nickel coatings on steels. This is achieved using only two bulk standards instead of costly in-type standards.
An important application of Stratos is the analysis of nickel coatings on steel. Nickel coatings are extremely useful in the automotive industry because of the hardness of the layer. Nickel coatings protect the steel from scratching thereby improving wear resistance and extending the life of steel. Nickel coatings are also used for decorative purposes.