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Method of Activating Surfaces for Electroless Deposition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053006D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Anfiteatro, DD [+details]

Abstract

Electroless deposition of a metal, such as nickel, onto a substrate which is not normally catalytic to such a deposition, requires a sensitization and/or an activation step prior to plating. The way in which the substrate is made catalytic depends primarily on the type of substrate.