Selective metallization is a widely used procedure which is usually achieved by the metal deposition and photolithography processes. The present research outlines a possible alternative to traditional methodologies enabling decreased processing time and a more environmentally friendly approach. A gradient magnetic field is applied during catalyst deposition on a non-conductive substrate so that the subsequent metal plating occurs at the required pattern. A new type of magnetic catalyst was synthesized and used for substrate surface activation. The characterization of both the magnetic catalyst and the selectively metallized non-conductive material are presented in this work.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
|Event||Symposium on Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering General Session - 233rd ECS Meeting - Seattle, United States|
Duration: 13 May 2018 → 17 May 2018
|Conference||Symposium on Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering General Session - 233rd ECS Meeting|
|Period||13/05/18 → 17/05/18|
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