Laser-induced prenucleation of alumina for electroless plating

P.B. Shrivastva, C. Harteveld, C.A. Boose, B.H. Kolster

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This paper deals with the deposition of palladium from decomposition of a thin palladium acetate layer on rough and porous alumina ceramic surfaces by irradiating it with a UV excimer laser. The palladium acetate layer was formed from a combination of propyl glycol methyl ether acetate solvent and photoresist, and the undecomposed material was removed with the photoresist remover. The discontinuous palladium cluster film formed by the technique was used as seed for electroless coatings. Different patterns were obtained using point focus as well as projection pattering method and subsequently plated with adhesive layers of electroless Ni-B coatings
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
JournalApplied surface science
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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