Project: A fundamental study of nucleation and growth during thermal and plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition of noble metals using in situ synchtron-based characterization techniques.
- project duration
- 01/10/13 – 30/09/17
- This project aims at an improved understanding of atomic layer deposition (ALD) of noble metals. In situ x-ray fluorescence and scattering techniques will be used to obtain insights in the formation of nanoparticles during the initial growth phase. The coarsening behavior of the nanoparticles at elevated temperatures and the effect of stabilizingultrathin ALD coatings will be studied as well.