Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Electroplating copper on top of anodized aluminum

  1. Sep 4, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm looking to electroplate a copper layer on top of anodized aluminum. Type II (sulfuric acid) was used to anodize the aluminum, and everything looks pretty good so far. However, I saw somewhere on the internet that one can electroplate a copper layer on top of anodized aluminum; how would this be achieved as the anodized aluminum layer is electrical insulator? Ideally, I would want the copper layer decently thorough and thick for chemical properties.

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 5, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
  4. Sep 6, 2014 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    First Law of the Web: They can't put anything on the Internet if it isn't true.
  5. Sep 6, 2014 #4


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Hm ... that statement makes itself inherently true :smile:
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook