Microfabrication of metallic 3D structures by electrodeposition

Electrodeposition is an inexpensive method to finely deposit metals on conductive substrates. It is one of the pillars of microfabrication, extremely versatile and has diverse applications in many different fields, such as MEMs, PCBs or optics. In this project you will assemble a system for electrodeposition of metallic films of small thickness (less than one micrometre). You will run the experiments to plate microstructured templates, and tune the deposition rates of the films, which will be characterised by XRD, electronic microscopy and profilometry. Part of the experiments will be carried out in a clean room. In this project you will work with two MPhys, and positive results will result in a larger research project. No knowledge of chemistry is required. For more information, please contact Dr. Jose Marques-Hueso (J.Marques@hw.ac.uk).

Supervisor name: 
Dr. Jose Marques-Hueso
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Deputy name: 
Prof. Marc Desmulliez