IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 42–43 | Cite as

Precise Monitoring of Surfactants in Electroplating Processes

  • André LohseEmail author
  • Eckart Giebler
Electroplating Quick and Easy Checks

Surfactants play an important role in pretreatment and deposition processes. The surfactant concentration can be monitored quickly and easily by measuring the dynamic surface tension of the solution.

Surfactants have become a permanent feature of the process of applying functional and decorative coatings using electroplating. The properties of these coatings include resistance to corrosion and to mechanical stresses, together with a high gloss finish. The metallic coatings form around seed crystals on the surface of the substrate. The aim is to produce a uniform metal layer with a fine crystalline structure and without defects or pores.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany

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