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Electrodeposition, nucleation and growth, underpotential deposition


Electrodeposition of metals; Electrolytes used for electrodeposition; The influence of deposition parameters on the electrodeposition processes; Composition, structure and properties of deposits; Influence of diffusion on the rate of electrochemical process; Homogeneous nucleation; Heterogeneous nucleation; Nucleation mechanisms; Electrodeposition of alloys; Underpotential deposition.


To provide training and advanced understanding on the electrodeposition mechanisms of metals and metal alloys.

Recommended Books

1. Gamburg, Yuliy D., Zangari, Giovanni, Theory and Practice of Metal Electrodeposition, Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4419-9669-5 2. Dini, Jack W. Electrodeposition:The Materials Science of Coatings and Substrates, Elsevier, 1993. ISBN: 978-0-8155-1320-9

Teaching Staff

Carlos Pereira Maria João Sottomayor


Lectures: 20 h Lab works/Tutorials: 30 h

Grading System

Exam: 50% Lab reports + presentations: 50%

About SERP-Chem

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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