Electroless Deposited Nickel Thin Films Alloyed with Thorium

Ilan Schapiro, Michael Shandalov, Nitzan Maman, Vladimir Ezersky, Yuval Golan, Eyal Yahel

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Abstract

Ni thin films alloyed with 232Th are obtained using electroless bath deposition by optimization of solution composition and deposition temperature. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) indicate a fairly homogenous distribution of 232Th, with considerable amounts of incorporated oxygen. TEM confirms the presence of crystalline films with low concentrations of nickel phosphide precipitates for both non-alloyed Ni and Ni─Th films.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • acetate additives
  • citrate additives
  • electroless deposition
  • microstructures
  • Ni(P) thin films
  • thorium alloying

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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