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The influence of hydrogen plasma pre-treatment on the structure of BDND electrode surface applied for phenol detection

Azevedo, Adriana Faria and Souza, F. A. and Hammer, P. and Baldan, M. R. and Ferreira, N. G. (2011) The influence of hydrogen plasma pre-treatment on the structure of BDND electrode surface applied for phenol detection. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (11). pp. 6133-6139.

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Abstract

The surface properties of boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond films treated with H2 plasma was investigated in regard to their electrochemical response for phenol oxidation. The surface of these films is relatively flat formed by crystallites with sizes of about 40 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses showed that electrode surface has a high amount of C–H bonds. This behavior is in agreement with Mott-Schottky plot measurements concerning the flat band potential that presented a value as expected for hydrogenated diamond surface. This electrode presented the phenol detection limit of 0.08 mg L−1 for low phenol concentrations from 40 to 250 μmol L−1.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11505
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:05 Jan 2012 09:30
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 09:42

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