Effects of RE on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Electrodeposited Copper Foil
Electrodeposited copper foil was prepared by direct current electrodeposited method. Effects of different RE additions including 0, 3mg/L, 6mg/L and 9mg/L on the morphology, roughness, and mechanical properties of electrodeposited copper foil are investigated at high current density and high flow rate by SEM (scanning electron microscope), roughness measuring instrument, microcomputer control electronic universal testing machine and high temperature drawing machine. The results reveal that with increasing in RE content, the grain size in the copper foil is refined with more homogeneous distribution and denser, mechanical properties can be improved also. The desirable grain size in the copper foil with maximum value of the mechanical properties and the roughness can be obtained with approximately 6 mg/L RE content.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
T. He et al., "Effects of RE on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Electrodeposited Copper Foil", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 68-71, 2011