ALD thin films for PEM fuel cells for automotive MEAs

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Possibility to control the adhesion properties is important in various industrial applications. Since the topmost surface layers have the greatest role in adhesion thus making surface-controlled atomic layer deposition (ALD) reactions appealing method for tailoring surface adhesion properties. In this presentation we show that ALD and molecular-layer-deposition (MLD) can be used to adjust wetting characteristics of polymers and metals. Recently we have been modifying surface properties for various applications including ink-jet printed films, adhesion promoting layers for extrusion coatings and anti-ice coatings. In addition to conventional inorganic metal oxides, such as Al2O3, we have tested also inorganic-organic hybrid MLD materials. Various tools, such as XPS, FT-IR and TOF-ERDA, were used to characterize these films, and wetting behavior was determined using contact angles measurements with the sessile drop method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Program & Abstracts
PublisherAmerican Vacuum Society AVS
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, ALD 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 15 Jun 201418 Jun 2014
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, ALD 2014
Abbreviated titleALD 2014



  • thin films
  • ALD
  • surface chemistry

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Heikkilä, P., Putkonen, M., Pasanen, A., Rautkoski, H., Bosund, M., Ihonen, J., & Vähä-Nissi, M. (2014). ALD thin films for PEM fuel cells for automotive MEAs. In Technical Program & Abstracts American Vacuum Society AVS.