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Electrodeposition of metals from supercritical fluids

Ke, Jie, Su, Wenta, Howdle, Steven M., George, Michael W., Cook, David, Perdjon-Abel, Magda, Bartlett, Philip N., Zhang, Wenjian, Cheng, Fei, Levason, William, Reid, Gillian, Hyde, Jason, Wilson, James, Smith, David C., Mallik, Kanad and Sazio, Pier (2009) Electrodeposition of metals from supercritical fluids Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, (35), pp. 14768-14772. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0901986106).

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Electrodeposition is a widely used materials-deposition technology with a number of unique features, in particular, the efficient use of starting materials, conformal, and directed coating. The properties of the solvent medium for electrodeposition are critical to the technique's applicability. Supercritical fluids are unique solvents which give a wide range of advantages for chemistry in general, and materials processing in particular. However, a widely applicable approach to electrodeposition from supercritical fluids has not yet been developed. We present here a method that allows electrodeposition of a range of metals from supercritical carbon dioxide, using acetonitrile as a co-solvent and supercritical difluoromethane. This method is based on a careful selection of reagent and supporting electrolyte. There are no obvious barriers preventing this method being applied to deposit a range of materials from many different supercritical fluids. We present the deposition of 3-nm diameter nanowires in mesoporous silica templates using this methodology

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Published date: September 2009
Organisations: Chemistry, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 70885
ISSN: 0027-8424
PURE UUID: 1c995bcf-c70e-480f-bbc3-beb2223b048e
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ORCID for Pier Sazio: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 24 Feb 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:03

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Author: Jie Ke
Author: Wenta Su
Author: Steven M. Howdle
Author: Michael W. George
Author: David Cook
Author: Magda Perdjon-Abel
Author: Wenjian Zhang
Author: Fei Cheng
Author: William Levason ORCID iD
Author: Gillian Reid
Author: Jason Hyde
Author: James Wilson
Author: David C. Smith
Author: Kanad Mallik
Author: Pier Sazio ORCID iD

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