Identification by means of optical techniques of interaction products formed during surface reactions of metals.

    Project Details


    The actual trend in het development of new materials is to differentiate between their bulk and surface properties. In the case of metals, often electrochemical processes are used for this purpose. In order to be able to optimize the processes as a function of the desired properties, it is imperative to know their underlying mechanism . This requires on its turn that it is possible to identify in situ in the solution the interaction products formed on the metal during its surface reaction. To this purpose, in this project the optical techniques Raman spectroscopy and spectroscopic ellipsometry are used. The actual research topics in the project are: identification of adsorption layers, hydration layers on Al, polymer layers.
    Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/06

    Flemish discipline codes

    • Mathematical sciences
    • Materials engineering
    • Chemical sciences


    • Raman spectroscopy
    • spectroscopic ellipsometry
    • metals
    • surface reactions