Conductive and high anticorrosive rGO-modified copper foil prepared by electrocoagulation and chemical reduction
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Reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-modified copper foil composite material was prepared by electrocoagulation of graphene oxide (GO) and a subsequent chemical reduction process. The effects of deposition voltages and the reduction time on the morphology, structure and electrochemical performances of the sample are investigated. The uniform surface morphology of GO/Cu sample obtained at a deposition voltage of 2.5 V. However, the appropriate chemical reduction not only improves the electrical conductivity of GO/Cu, but also enhances anticorrosion performance. At the optimized deposition voltages (2.5 V) and reduction time (20 min), the rGO/Cu shows the highest anticorrosive property and good conductivity. The protective efficiency of rGO/Cu is up to 98% (vs bare copper) as compared with 60% of GO/Cu according to Tafel analyses. The conductivity of rGO/Cu is close to bare copper according to the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) results of Ni(OH)2/rGO/Cu and measurement of surface resistivity. We consider that rGO/Cu is a suitable material for realizing the copper foil manufacture with high corrosion resistance without sacrificing conductivity.
KeywordsAnticorrosion Conductivity Electrocoagulation Reduced graphene oxide Copper foil
This work was financially supported by Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (2017JJ2347), the Hunan Provincial Science and Technology Plan Project (No. 2017TP1001) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (21406273).
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