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Hi I am a postgraduate student at the university of technology, sydney.
I was wondering if it is possible to electroplate vanadium? The sample to be plated will be a thin film of gold on a glass slide. I have read conflicting information about plating vanadium. Due to the nature of my sample vacuum deposition of the vanadium wouldn't be feasible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Phd Student - UTS - Sydney, Australia
As far as I am aware, vanadium cannot be electroplated using aqueous systems, as it has an oxidation potential of -1.2V. However, it may be possible to do it with ionic liquids.
R&D practical scientist
Chesham, Bucks, UK