Laboratory Scale Copper Electrorefining - Copper Deposit Structure, Roughness and Adhesion to Stainless Steel
Short term laboratory cell electrorefining experiments were performed to examine the impact of electrolyte composition, current density and temperature on deposit structure, roughness, and adhesion to 2B mill finished 316L stainless steel. Copper electrodeposits were produced using synthetic electrolytes with thiourea and the continuous addition of glue. Deposit structures were evaluated using X-ray diffractometry. Surface roughness was measured using profilometry and analyzed using scaling analysis. Finally, an internally developed method was used to measure the force required to remove the electrodeposited copper from stainless steel to determine adhesion strength.
J. Young and M. S. Moats, "Laboratory Scale Copper Electrorefining - Copper Deposit Structure, Roughness and Adhesion to Stainless Steel," SME Annual Conference and Expo 2022, pp. 367 - 372, Jan 2022.
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01 Jan 2022