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Coatings 2017, 7(12), 232; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7120232

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Assisted Electrodeposition of Silver Dendrite Coating as a Catalytic Film

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Collage of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China
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State Key Laboratory of Plateau Ecology and Agriculture, Qinghai University, Xining 810016, China
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Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-Sen, Nanjing 210014, China
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Key Laboratory of Comprehensive and Highly Efficient Utilization of Salt Resources, Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008, China
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Academic Editors: Wei Gao and Yuxin Wang
Received: 17 November 2017 / Revised: 7 December 2017 / Accepted: 12 December 2017 / Published: 14 December 2017
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A multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-coated indium tin oxide (ITO) slide was used as a platform for the growth of a silver dendrite (Ag-D) film using cyclic voltammetry. The particular dendritic nanostructures were formed by the diffusion-limited-aggregation model due to the potential difference between the MWCNTs and the ITO surface. The Ag-D-coated ITO film was then used for the catalytic degradation of methyl orange (MO) and methylene blue (MB) under static aqueous conditions. The network structure of the Ag-D allows the efficient diffusion of MO and MB, and consequently enhances the catalytic performance. Since the thin film is much easier to use for the post-treatment of powder catalysts, the proposed method shows great potential in many catalytic applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: silver dendrites; multi-walled carbon nanotubes; catalytic degradation; electrodeposition silver dendrites; multi-walled carbon nanotubes; catalytic degradation; electrodeposition
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Fu, L.; Xie, K.; Zhang, H.; Zheng, Y.; Su, W.; Liu, Z. Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Assisted Electrodeposition of Silver Dendrite Coating as a Catalytic Film. Coatings 2017, 7, 232.

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