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A state-of-the-art approach to synthesis of dendrite-like gold nanostructures via electrodeposition

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Abstract

Gold nanostructures such as nanoparticles, nanowires, or nanotubes are highly preferred structures in electrochemical studies and can be produced by electrodeposition. This study points out that the shapes and electrochemical behaviour of electrodeposited gold nanostructures can be varied by adjusting multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) ratio in electrodeposition solution. For that, gold nanofilms on the glassy carbon electrode surface were formed from HAuCl4 solution in the presence and absence of MWCNT. In this study, the gold concentration was fixed at 0.4 ppm (10.0 mM) and only MWCNT concentration was varied. The prepared electrode surfaces were characterized and compared with each other from the point of view of electrochemical, microscopic, and spectroscopic properties. Ultimately, it was shown that each prepared electrode had different properties.

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This study was the part of MSc thesis of Abdurrahman Taha GULDEREN and was supported by Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Selcuk University under the project number of 17201124. JB thanks for financial support the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (project GACR 17-03868S).

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Gulderen, A.T., Oztekin, Y. & Barek, J. A state-of-the-art approach to synthesis of dendrite-like gold nanostructures via electrodeposition. Monatsh Chem (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00706-020-02555-z

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Metals
  • Nanochemistry
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