Treatment of metals by auto-assembled monolayers

Project: PHD

Project Details


Copper is the substrate of interest in this study, which has a particulary important industrial interest. A major inconvenient of this metal is its oxidizable nature and thus its tendency to corrode. Elaboration of organothiols and organoselenols SAMs on such substrates is a answer to these corrosion problems. The monolayers are characterized by contact angle measurements, XPS, PM-IRRAS in parallel of electrochemical studies (CV, SECM, SVET).
Effective start/end date30/09/041/10/10


  • oxidable metals
  • copper
  • XPS
  • organothiols
  • electrochemical studies
  • organoselenols


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