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A Mechanism for Brightening: Linear Stability Analysis of the Curvature Enhanced Coverage Model

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Author(s)

Geoffrey B. McFadden, Sam R. Coriell, Thomas P. Moffat, Daniel Josell, Daniel Wheeler, W Schwarzacher

Abstract

This work presents experiments and theory describing a mechanism for how brighteners in electrolytes function. The mechanism involves change of local coverage of a deposition rate enhancing catalyst adsorbed on the surface through change of local surface area during growth as well as accumulation and consumption. A first order perturbation analysis shows the surface is stable against growth of perturbations for all wavelengths above a critical value that is deposition condition dependent. The model predictions are shown to be consistent with the experimental results.
Citation
Journal of Electrochemical Society
Volume
150
Issue
9

Keywords

brightening, catalyst, electrodeposition, linear stability, surface roughness, surfactant

Citation

McFadden, G. , Coriell, S. , Moffat, T. , Josell, D. , Wheeler, D. and Schwarzacher, W. (2003), A Mechanism for Brightening: Linear Stability Analysis of the Curvature Enhanced Coverage Model, Journal of Electrochemical Society, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=150860 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created January 6, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017