Major interests of the Electrodeposition Division include fundamental aspects of electrochemical deposition of metals and alloys, structure and properties of deposits, and technological applications of electrochemically produced metals and alloys. Electrochemical deposition involves reduction of metallic ions from aqueous, inorganic, and fused salt electrolytes. The reduction process M^z+(solution) + zc -> M(lattice) can be accomplished by the electrodeposition process in which z electrons are supplied by an external power supply or by electroless (autocatalytic) deposition process in which a reducing agent in the solution is the electron source (there is no external power supply). There are two types of fundamental problems involved with the above equation: (i) kinetics and mechanism of the process, and (ii) nucleation and growth of the lattice (M(lattice)). In the research on fundamental aspects of the kinetics and mechanism of special interest are basic kinetic steps: charge transfer or ion discharge to form a neutral adatom or partly charges adion at the substrate surface and surface diffusion of adatom and adion. Interfacial electrochemistry (charge distribution across interface and the structure of the doublelayer) and various aspects of materials science are of great importance for understanding the above fundamental problems.
In the area of structure and properties of deposits of special interest are grain size, texture (preferred orientation), and correlation between structure and physical and chemical properties of deposits. A few examples of applications of electrochemical deposition include: printed circuit boards, magnetic alloys for computer memories, coatings for hard disk drives, wear resistant coatings, corrosion resistant alloys, metal matrix composites, electroreformed laser mirrors, electrochromic materials, decorative coatings, oxides, and organic polymers.
Electrodeposition Division Research Award — The Research Award of the Electrodeposition Division recognizes recent outstanding achievement or contribution in the field of electrodeposition. The award, consisting of a scroll and $2,000 is given annually at the fall Society meeting. Submit nominations in a letter detailing the accomplishments of the nominee accompanied by a list of supporting publications with titles to: Philippe Allongue: email@example.com. The nomination deadline for next year’s Award is April 1, 2013.
The recipient of the 2011 Electrodeposition Division Research Award is Hariklia - Lili Deligianni from IBM’s JT Watson Laboratory, USA. Join us to honor Dr. Deligianni at the Electrodeposition Division Luncheon on Wednesday, October 10 (admission with ticket), which will be followed by her award address “Electrodeposition for the Synthesis of Thin Film Solar Cells” in the F4 symposium “Emerging Materials and Processes for Energy Conversion and Storage”.
Student Travel Grants — $750 student travel grants are available. The grant shall be presented to a graduate student of demonstrated ability in electrodeposition research to assist his or her travel to an ECS meeting at which he or she is presenting a paper or a student poster in a sponsored or cosponsored Electrodeposition Division symposium. These are competitive grants. The travel grants committee consists of: Philippe Vereecken-Chair and Natasa Vasiljevic. Please send your grant applications to Philippe Vereecken, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the student travel grants is available
Future Electrodeposition Division Symposia
Spring 2013 — Toronto, Canada, USA
Green Electrodeposition 3
Organizers: S. Roy, D. Barkey, S. Yoshihara and G. Zangari
Novel design and electrodeposition modalities
Organizers: E. Podlaha, S. Djokic, L. Magagnin
Fall 2013 — San Francisco, USA
Surfactants and Self-Assembly for Nano-scale Fabrication
Organizers: R. Akolkar, T. Moffat, M. Buck
Electrodeposition for ULSI and MEMS 4
Organizer: T. Moffat
Fundamentals of Electrochemical Growth: From UPD to Microstructures 3
Organizers: S. Brankovic, P. Allongue, M. Innocenti, L. Peter, , N. Vasiljevic, G. Zangari
Emerging Materials and Processes for Energy Conversion and Storage 2
Organizers: L. Deligianni, Y. Fukunaka, P. Vereecken
Current trends in Electrodeposition - An Invited Symposium
Organizer: C. Bonhote
Fall 2012 Short Course on Electrodeposition at the 222 ECS Meeting in Honolulu — A short course on “Electrodeposition: Fundamentals and Applications to Energy Conversion Systems” will be offered on Sunday October 7, before the start of the 222nd ECS Meeting in Honolulu. The course will offer students, researchers, and practitioners with a variety of technical backgrounds the opportunity to be introduced for the first time or to refresh their understanding of the fundamentals of the technique. Most importantly, the attendees will learn about the latest trends in and the potential applications of electrodeposition to energy conversion technologies. Learn more at: