Structural analysis of electrodeposited copper microstructures fabricated through template synthesis
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The electrochemical template synthesis of high aspect ratio copper microcylinders in the track-etch membranes of polycarbonate having nominal pore size of 800, 600 and 200 nm is considered. The morphological and structural analyses have been carried out through scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, respectively. The X-ray diffraction studies reveal that the material has FCC lattice structure with a high texture coefficient for (200) planes. Regardless of the nominal pore-size of the template membrane, the texturing has been found to decrease significantly when the electrolyte temperature during fabrication is increased from 30 to 60 °C.
KeywordsTemplate Synthesis Texture Coefficient Track Membrane Nominal Pore Size Gold Palladium Alloy
We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support provided by All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi, for this research work, vide their letter no. F.No.8020/RID/R&D-84-2001-02 dated Mar. 4, 2002.
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