Organometallic Deposition of Nickel: An Electroless Route to Nanoscale Films

Tuesday, 7 October 2014: 15:00
Expo Center, 1st Floor, Universal 12 (Moon Palace Resort)
M. Shviro (Bar Ilan University), A. Paszternak (Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary), and D. Zitoun (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
We have demonstrated that designed reactive organometallic precursors could be decomposed to form metallic coatings on almost any substrate with unique control. This approach allows direct synthesis on any substrate, with the use of standard coating equipment such as spin coating. The synthetic pathway has been very successful with copper and nickel alloys and compounds, together with the discovery of enhanced electronic properties (magnetic moment, anisotropy, plasmon). These complex materials are now studied as catalyst layers in electrocatalysis of H2 oxidation and O2 reduction in fuel cells.

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