Accession Number : ADA183529

Title :   Thin Metallic Films from Solvated Metal Atoms.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Cardenas-Trivino,Galo ; Klabunde,Kenneth J ; Dale,Brock

PDF Url : ADA183529

Report Date : 14 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Metals were evaporated under vacuum and the metal atoms solvated by excess organic solvents at low temperature. Upon warming stable colloidal metal particles were formed by controlled metal atom clustering. The particles were stabilized toward flocculation by solvation and electrostatic effects. Upon solvent removal the colloidal particles grew to form thin films that were metallic in appearance, bu showed higher resistivities than pure metallic films. Gold, palladium, and especially indium are discussed. Keywords: Indium, palladium, thin films, colloidal metal particles, free atoms, solvated, indium oxide films, clustering, electrophoresis, living colloids, non-aqueous solutions.

Descriptors :   *METAL FILMS, *THIN FILMS, COLLOIDS, METALS, PARTICLES, ATOMS, CLUSTERING, CONTROL, ELECTROSTATICS, INDIUM, LIFE(BIOLOGY), ELECTROPHORESIS, FLOCCULATION, SOLVATION, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, INDIUM COMPOUNDS, LOW TEMPERATURE, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), REMOVAL, SOLVENTS, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, VACUUM

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE