Electroless copper coating of zirconia utilizing palladium catalyst
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Am. Ceram. Soc.
RAY PHOTOELECTRON-SPECTROSCOPY; METAL-CLUSTERS; OXIDE; PARTICLES; PHOTOEMISSION; POLYCRYSTAL; MECHANISM; CERAMICS; CARBON; SILVER; Materials Science, Ceramics
Electroless Cu coating of zirconia particles using a Pdo catalyst is investigated in this paper. Uncoated and Cu-coated ZrO2 particles are characterized by various analytical techniques to understand the mechanism of electroless Cu coating of ZrO2 particles, which involves reduction of Pd2+ on ZrO2 particle surfaces by Sn2+ to produce pure metallic Pdo clusters, which provide catalytic sites for Cu deposition. The concept of XPS core-level binding energy shift due to small cluster size is utilized to predict the size of pure Pdo clusters.. The electroless Cu-coating process can be utilized in the future to produce Cu-doped ZrO particles required for various potential applications.
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
"Electroless copper coating of zirconia utilizing palladium catalyst" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4024.