Boron doped nanocrystalline diamond microelectrodes for the detection of Zn2+ and dissolved O-2
authors Silva, EL; Bastos, AC; Neto, MA; Silva, RF; Zheludkevich, ML; Ferreira, MGS; Oliveira, FJ
nationality International
journal ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA
author keywords B-NCD; Microelectrodes; Zinc; Corrosion; Amperometric
keywords ANODIC-STRIPPING VOLTAMMETRY; GALVANIC CORROSION; INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM; ZN/STEEL COUPLE; HEAVY-METAL; THIN-FILMS; ZINC; ELECTRODE; KINETICS; ULTRAMICROELECTRODES
abstract Boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond (B-NCD) films were grown by the hot filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) technique on top of sharp electropolished tungsten substrates, in order to create amperometric microelectrodes (MEs) for detection of Zn2+(aq) and dissolved O-2. The boron source was a B2O3 + ethanol mixture dragged by Argon gas through a bubbler. Different B2O3 concentrations were used to study the doping effect on the electrochemical behavior. The B-NCD MEs exhibited a working potential window of about 3.5 V in 5 mM NaCI, with low background current and good chemical inertness. The best electrochemical kinetics was achieved for the ME with highest boron doping content. The linear relationship between zinc concentration and zinc reduction current was found in a wide concentration interval from 10(-5) M to 10(-2) M of ZnCl2 in a 5 mM NaCI background. Measurements with a Fe-Zn galvanic couple immersed in 5 mM NaCI demonstrate potential applicability of the B-NCD ME for use in localized corrosion studies. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
publisher PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
issn 0013-4686
year published 2012
volume 76
beginning page 487
ending page 494
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.05.074
web of science category Electrochemistry
subject category Electrochemistry
unique article identifier WOS:000306621200065

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