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Subject: Brush Electroless Plating?

Date: 08/06/00 at 9:34 PM
Posted by: Argonide Nanomaterials
E-mail: cindi@argonide.com
Message Posted:

Dear Colleagues,
Since I am finding how helpful the group is with problems and going to hit you with a big one for me and
hopefully someone can lead me in the right direction. We started out just being a producer of
electro-exploded nano metal powders and I am now trying to absorb the microelectronics industry.
While doing R&D work on nano powders we developed a process that we believe has significant
potential but Im not sure where it has a place in MEMS or maybe coatings. I guess you could say it's " brush on auto
catalytic deposition"? or "high speed brush electroless plating"? Its a new improvement on brush
plating except there is no current needed and its a simple paint on technique. It is capable of
depositing a number of metals including copper, nickel, tin and gold. The advantages are: For
in-house plating, touch-up applications, it may be amenable for patterning and lithography, it avoids
the need for masking, and it can deposit elemental nickel as compared to high resistivity electroless
nickel phosphorous, etc. So gang, what Im looking for is ideas on what to call this and where it may
find a home when the process is fully developed? All opinions are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for everyone's kind advice. If possible please email me directly.


Cindi Prorok
Argonide Nanomaterials

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