Surface characterisation of electroless copper plated polyester fibres

R. H. Guo, S. Q. Jiang, C. W.M. Yuen, Man Ching Frankie Ng

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Electroless copper plating on polyester fibres was investigated in this work to develop functional textiles. The surface modification of copper plated polyester fibres was characterised by the scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscope. A possible mechanism of electroless copper plating on polyester was proposed. The results showed that copper particles with high purity were uniformly deposited of polyester fibres and the copper film had a rather perfect crystal structure, demonstrating that electroless deposition was a suitable technique for the uniform deposition of copper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


  • Copper
  • Electroless plating
  • Polyester fibres
  • Surface characterisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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