Metal deposition deep into microstructure by electroless plating

Nobuyuki Takeyasu, Takuo Tanaka, Satoshi Kawata

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It is generally difficult to deposit metal on an occluded part of a structure or inside a long tubular structure. In this paper, we report an electroless plating method that is useful for metal deposition onto internal obscured regions of a complex structure, and we show that the technique can deposit metal over a wide area. We demonstrate gold deposition inside a capillary tube and a complex concave structure of micrometer scale consisting of polystyrene microbeads sandwiched between glass plates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1134-L1137
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number33-36
Publication statusPublished - Aug 26 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D microstructure
  • Electroless plating
  • Gold
  • Latex beads
  • Metal coating
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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