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Effects of Carbon Ion on Glassy Carbon Electrode as Chemical Sensor

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2011

Bopha Chhay
Affiliation:
bopha@cim.aamu.edu, Alabama A&M University, Physics, P.O. Box 1447, Normal, Alabama, 35762, United States
Lynn Bowman
Affiliation:
hlbowman@hughes.net, Alabama A&M University, Normal, United States
Daryush Ila
Affiliation:
ila@cim.aamu.edu, Alabama A&M University, Normal, United States
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Abstract

Glassy polymeric carbon (GPC) is a material commonly used for making electrodes for cyclic voltammetric (CV) and amperometric measurements. Previous work done at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) has shown that high energy ion beams can be used to improve the physical properties of GPC in general. In this work, we fabricated a glassy polymeric carbon electrode and we used carbon ions to activate it. Surface analyses including Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were performed to compare the changes in surface morphology and structure before and after carbon ion bombardment.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2010

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