Assistant Professor Townsend Published in Journal of Advanced Materials Interfaces

Submitted by Michael Bruckler on February 10, 2020 - 2:49 pm
February 10, 2020
By Michael Bruckler

St. Mary’s College’s Assistant Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend recently had an article published in the Journal of Advanced Materials Interfaces titled “Bathless Inorganic Composite Nickel Plating: DryCell Stamping of Large Hygroscopic Phosphor Crystals.”


Townsend and his students developed a radically new method of electroplating they call “electrostamping.” Traditional plating involves submerging parts in a coating bath, but this method is bathless and can form bright fluorescent metal films. In other words, metals that glow in the dark! Those interested in reading the full paper can visit