Electrochemical performance of thin free-standing boron-doped diamond nanosheet electrodes

Robert Bogdanowicz, Mateusz Ficek, Natalia Malinowska, Sanju Gupta, Romney Meek, Paweł Niedziałkowski, Michał Rycewicz, Mirosław Sawczak, Jacek Ryl, Tadeusz Ossowski
2020 Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry  
In the following work we describe preparation and the electrochemical performance of thin and free-standing heavy boron-doped diamond (BDD) nanosheets. The investigated foils were deposited on Ta substrate using microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique (MPECVD). Foils of two B-dopant densities were investigated, obtained on the base of 10 k and 20 k ppm [B]/[C] ratio in the gas admixture. The obtained foils can be easily peeled from substrate in deionized water to be then
more » ... tached to other material, in this case polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). We have shown that the top surface and the bottom side of investigated boron-doped diamond nanosheet possess significantly altered morphology and physico-chemical properties, revealed by electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and electrochemistry. The voltammetric response of investigated BDD foils as working electrodes indicates the highest activity for the nanosheet with higher dopant concentration, in particular on its top surface. Furthermore, electrodes are characterized with altered kinetics, characteristic for partially blocked electrodes with quasi-reversible charge transfer.
doi:10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.114016 fatcat:2irov2xgujb4nds2slvsza6vka