Effect of galvanostatic electrochemical control function on metal alloy deposition


The proposed project is aimed at determining the nucleation/growth processes and structures (metal distributions and solvent population/distribution) of metallic films deposited in situ by different electrochemical protocols. We have successfully completed NR investigations of potentiostatic and potentiodynamic electrochemical methods in the deposition and stripping of single metal systems of Ag, Cu and Sn as well as alloy and multilayer systems of Ag/Cu and Cu/Sn all of which have significant industrial interests. The outcomes of these experiments have provided insights into the early stages of deposition and on the alloying/segregation of components within the deposited layer. Since deposit structure is in general a function of electrochemical protocol, our aim is to complete the exploration by making NR measurements during deposition under galvanostatic (constant current) control.

DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.58449398
Metadata Access https://icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk/oaipmh/request?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk:inv/58449398
Creator Dr Andrew Ballantyne; Miss Emma Palin; Dr Virginia Ferreira; Professor Robert Hillman; Dr Rachel Sapstead; Dr Emma Smith; Professor Karl Ryder; Dr Nina-Juliane Steinke
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2018
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)stfc.ac.uk
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-03-27T08:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-04-02T09:36:16Z