Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. The results show that the hydrogel film provided the PVC surface with amino groups and Cu nanoparticles of 20-50nm in size could be functioned as the catalytic nuclei for the subsequent electroless metal deposition on PVC plastic."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It can be concluded that the novel Cu activation was effective for the nickel deposition on PVC surface, because of more chemisorption sites for Cu nanoparticles generated on PVC surface."
For more information on this research see: Copper nanoparticles seeded functionalized-PVC plastic surface for electroless nickel deposition. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2013;45(13):1899-1902. Surface and Interface Analysis can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell,
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