Ammonia borane oxidation at gold microelectrodes in alkaline solutions

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dc.contributor.author Nagle, Lorraine C.
dc.contributor.author Rohan, James F.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T16:09:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T16:09:52Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-11
dc.identifier.citation Nagle, L. C. and Rohan, J. F. (2006) 'Ammonia Borane Oxidation at Gold Microelectrodes in Alkaline Solutions', Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 153(11), pp. C773-C776. doi:10.1149/1.2344842 en
dc.identifier.volume 153 en
dc.identifier.startpage C773 en
dc.identifier.endpage C776 en
dc.identifier.issn 0013-4651
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3710
dc.identifier.doi 10.1149/1.2344842
dc.description.abstract Borane-based electroless plating baths are of interest in many microelectronics applications such as barrier and capping layers for copper integrated circuit interconnect. To optimize the plating baths a thorough understanding of the role of the bath constituents is required. To this end we have employed microelectrodes to investigate the oxidation mechanism of boranes in alkaline solutions. In this paper we present data for the simpler ammonia borane (AB) oxidation and compare it with the previous analysis of dimethylamine borane (DMAB) oxidation. Both AB and DMAB are shown to oxidize in two steady-state mass transport-controlled oxidation waves for specific concentration ranges. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of the second oxidation wave observed at less negative potentials and the differences observed in the analysis of AB and DMAB in this potential region. The potential range for oxidation, the optimum concentration, and a suggested mechanism for oxidation are shown. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Electrochemical Society en
dc.rights © 2006 The Electrochemical Society. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Gold en
dc.subject Microelectrodes en
dc.subject Electrochemical en
dc.subject Electrodes oxidation en
dc.title Ammonia borane oxidation at gold microelectrodes in alkaline solutions en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother James Rohan, Tyndall Microsystems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: james.rohan@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-02-28T16:05:47Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Electrochemical Society en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress james.rohan@tyndall.ie en


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