Deposition of gold and silver on porous silicon and inside the pores

Einat Nativ-Roth, Katya Rechav, Ze'ev Porat

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Silver and gold were spontaneously deposited on porous silicon (PSi) by immersion-plating. Each metal formed crystallites of typical shapes on top of the PSi layer. Deposition of these metals inside the pores could be achieved by performing the immersion-plating in an ultrasonic bath. Top view and cross-section scanning electron microscope images show slight penetration of silver into the pores but massive filling of gold, to depth of several hundreds of nanometers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-96
Number of pages9
JournalThin Solid Films
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2016


  • Immersion-plating
  • Metal deposition
  • Porous silicon
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Ultrasonic-aided deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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