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PACE: photo-assisted catalysis of electroless deposition

The PACE project, an additive, UV-assisted process for the catalysis of electroless plating based upon the use of a photocatalyst whose photoactivity was tailored to the narrow emission band of an excimer lamp source operating in the range of the UV spectrum which is transmissible through air and quartz, has the potential for exploitation in the production of microelectronics and microsystems requiring selective metallisations (for example of copper, nickel, or gold) of a high resolution.

Reported by

National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC)
Lee Maltings Prospect Row