Techniques of electrode fabrication

Liang Guo, Xinyong Li, Guohua Chen

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Electrochemical applications using many kinds of electrode materials as an advanced oxidation/reduction technique have been a focus of research by a number of groups during the last two decades. The electrochemical approach has been adopted successfully to develop various environmental applications, mainly including water and wastewater treatment, aqueous system monitoring, and solid surface analysis. In this chapter, a number of methods for the fabrication of film-structured electrode materials were selectively reviewed. Firstly, the thermal decomposition method is briefly described, followed by introducing chemical vapor deposition (CVD) strategy. Especially, much attention was focused on introducing the methods to produce diamond novel film electrode owing to its unique physical and chemical properties. The principle and influence factors of hot filament CVD and plasma enhanced CVD preparation were interpreted by refereeing recent reports. Finally, recent developments that address electro-oxidation/reduction issues and novel electrodes such as nano-electrode and boron-doped diamond electrode (BDD) are presented in the overview.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrochemistry for the Environment
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9780387369228
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


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