Faculty Advisor

Ma, Yi H.

Abstract

The effects of plating bath temperature and activation conditions on the crystallite size of palladium thin films produced on porous stainless steel by electroless plating were studied. Film thicknesses varied form 4.86 um to 11.1 um. Increasing plating temperature from 40 degree C to 60 degree C increased the average crystallite size measured by X-ray diffraction from 36 nm to 40 nm. Crystallite sizes were similar for membranes plated at the same temperature onto supports of different surface activation conditions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

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