, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 313-321
Date: 09 May 2009

Diamond/porous titanium three-dimensional hybrid electrodes

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Abstract

Hybrid three-dimensional electrodes produced from microcrystalline boron-doped diamond (BDD) and/or nanocrystalline diamond films were grown on porous titanium (Ti) substrate by hot filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) technique. Powder metallurgy technique was used to obtain the Ti substrates provided by interconnected and open pores among its volume. Diamond growth parameters were optimized in order to provide the entire substrate surface covering including the deeper surfaces, pore bottoms, and walls. The morphology and structure of these electrodes were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and visible Raman spectroscopy techniques, respectively. Electrochemical response was characterized by cyclic voltammetry measurements. Results showed a wide working potential window and low background current characteristic of the diamond electrodes. The kinetic parameters also pointed out to a quasi-reversible behavior for these hybrid three-dimensional diamond/Ti electrodes.