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Electrochemical Reaction in Hydrogen Peroxide and Structural Change of Platinum Nanoparticle-Supported Carbon Nanowalls Grown Using Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition

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Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
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Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meijo University, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan
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Received: 3 December 2018 / Revised: 4 January 2019 / Accepted: 17 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasma Processing for Carbon-based Materials)
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Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) reactions on platinum nanoparticle-decorated carbon nanowalls (Pt-CNWs) under potential applications were investigated on a platform of CNWs grown on carbon fiber paper (CFP) using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Through repeated cyclic voltammetry (CV), measurements of 1000 cycles using the Pt-CNW electrodes in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution with 240 μM of H2O2, the observed response peak currents of H2O2 reduction decreased with the number of cycles, which is attributed to decomposition of H2O2. After CV measurements for a total of 3000 cycles, the density and height of CNWs were reduced and their surface morphology changed. Energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) compositional mapping revealed agglomeration of Pt nanoparticles around the top edges of CNWs. The degradation mechanism of Pt-CNWs under potential application with H2O2 is discussed by focusing on the behavior of OH radicals generated by the H2O2 reduction. View Full-Text
Keywords: plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition; carbon nanostructure; carbon nanowalls; metal nanoparticle catalyst; electrochemical plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition; carbon nanostructure; carbon nanowalls; metal nanoparticle catalyst; electrochemical
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Tomatsu, M.; Hiramatsu, M.; Kondo, H.; Ishikawa, K.; Tsutsumi, T.; Sekine, M.; Hori, M. Electrochemical Reaction in Hydrogen Peroxide and Structural Change of Platinum Nanoparticle-Supported Carbon Nanowalls Grown Using Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition. C 2019, 5, 7.

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