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Preparation and Characterization of Electroless Copper Coating on Hollow Glass Microspheres

  • Dan Liu
  • Qiang Zhang
Conference paper

Abstract

The electroless copper coating was prepared on the hollow glass microspheres. To reduce the cost, the silver nitrate activator was used instead of conventional PdCl2. The coated microspheres were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). The continuous and uniform Cu coating was obtained on the microspheres under the optimized electroless process and the thickness of Cu coating was identified to be about 100 nm. The silver nitrate activator has been demonstrated to be effective replacement for the PdCl2 activator.

Keywords

Hollow glass microspheres Electroless coating Copper Microstructure 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51771063 and 51571069).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harbin Normal UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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