Electrochemical and surface studies of the effect of naphthalene-based additives on tin electrodeposition
Tin electrodeposition applications have rapidly evolved in the past 25 years.
- Aranzales Ochoa, D.M.
- 17 March 2021
- Thesis in Leiden University Scholarly Publications
Tin electrodeposition applications have rapidly evolved in the past 25 years. Usage of tin coatings has advanced from being mainly used for corrosion protection and decorative purposes, to being used in modern technology such in electronic devices, photovoltaic cells and Li-ion batteries. The new tin coating applications have also come with challenges that require the production of nanostructured deposits, multilayers coatings and composites. Furthermore, the need to reduce energy and source consumptions, and the implementation of more environment-friendly processes, require detailed and fundamental knowledge of the electrodeposition process.The emphasis throughout this thesis is therefore to obtain detailed mechanistic information of tin electrodeposition process.
The experimental and theoretical work presented in this thesis attempts to understand the mechanism of tin electrodeposition, and the effect of electrolyte anions and naphthalene-based additives, during the early and subsequent stages of the process.