Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp 3588–3591 | Cite as

Structural analysis of electrodeposited copper microstructures fabricated through template synthesis

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Abstract

The electrochemical template synthesis of high aspect ratio copper microcylinders in the track-etch membranes of polycarbonate having nominal pore size of 800, 600 and 200 nm is considered. The morphological and structural analyses have been carried out through scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, respectively. The X-ray diffraction studies reveal that the material has FCC lattice structure with a high texture coefficient for (200) planes. Regardless of the nominal pore-size of the template membrane, the texturing has been found to decrease significantly when the electrolyte temperature during fabrication is increased from 30 to 60 °C.

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Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support provided by All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi, for this research work, vide their letter no. F.No.8020/RID/R&D-84-2001-02 dated Mar. 4, 2002.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raminder Kaur
    • 1
  • N. K. Verma
    • 1
  • S. K. Chakarvarti
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physics and Materials ScienceThapar Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPatialaIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia

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