Electrochemical Properties of Ar+ Sputtered Polycrystalline Diamond Electrodes with Smoothed Surfaces

Rika Sato, Takeshi Kondo, Kenichi Shimizu, Kensuke Honda, Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Keiya Shirahama, Akira Fujishima, Yasuaki Einaga

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The initial rough, faceted surfaces of boron-doped conductive polycrystalline diamond electrodes were smoothed by Ar+ ion sputtering at very low energy (50 eV). A lower background current was measured at the modified electrodes with a mirror-like appearance than at the initial polycrystalline electrodes. The electrochemical responses to several redox systems also showed a morphological-dependence in some cases. Here, we discuss the electrochemical properties of the diamond electrodes with the smoothed surfaces from the point of view of a novel electrode material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-973
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 5

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