Bromley, Michael and Boxall, Colin (2012) The nanoporous metallisation of insulating substrates through Photocatalytically Initiated Electroless Deposition (PIED). MRS Online Proceedings Library, 1409. ISSN 0272-9172Full text not available from this repository.
We report the novel use of semiconductor photocatalysis for the deposition of metal onto insulating surfaces and the in-process formation of nano-structured porosity within this metal. In the process of Photocatalytically Initiated Electroless Deposition (PIED) we have developed a controllable, spatially selective and versatile metallisation technique with several advantages over traditional, non-photocatalytic techniques such as enhanced controllability and purity of the deposit as well as reduced operational costs and environmental impact. With the addition of a self-assembled, hexagonally close-packed microparticle template to the substrate prior to metal deposition, PIED can be used to fabricate thin metal films with highly ordered porosity on the nano-scale. Nanoporous metallisation in this way is able to produce substrates with potentially wide applications such as membrane and separation technology, energy storage and sensors – especially surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (SERRS).
|Journal or Publication Title:||MRS Online Proceedings Library|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Photocatalytically initiated electroless deposition ; Photocatalysis ; nanoporosity ; nanostructure|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2012 09:14|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2016 03:35|
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