Glassy polymeric carbon (GPC) is a material commonly used for making electrodes for cyclic voltammetric (CV) and amperometric measurements. Previous work done at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) has shown that high energy ion beams can be used to improve the physical properties of GPC in general. In this work, we fabricated a glassy polymeric carbon electrode and we used carbon ions to activate it. Surface analyses including Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were performed to compare the changes in surface morphology and structure before and after carbon ion bombardment.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
R. L. McCreery, in Electroanalytical Chemistry; edited by A. J. Bard, (Dekker: New York, 1991), p. 221.
K. Kinoshita, Electrochemical and Physicochemical Properties (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1988).
X. Chu and K. Kinoshita, in Proceedings of the Workshop on the Electrochemistry of Carbon; edited by S. Sarangapani, J. R Akridge, B. Schumm (Elsevier B.V., 1997), p. 53–60.
G.M. Jenkins, K. Kawamura, Polymeric Carbons-Carbons Fiber, glass and char, (Cambridge University Press, 1976).
G. M. Jenkins, C.J. Grigson, Biomed. Journal of Materials Research 13, 371 (1979).
W. Ensinger, G.K. Wolf, Electrochim. Acta., 39, 1159 (1994).
D. Pletcher, V. Solis, J. Electroanal. Chem., 131, 309 (1982).
J.F. Ziegler and J.P. Biersack, U. Littmark, The Stopping and Range of Ions in Solids, (Pergamon Press, 1985).
About this article
Cite this article
Chhay, B., Bowman, L. & Ila, D. Effects of Carbon Ion on Glassy Carbon Electrode as Chemical Sensor. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1204, 1427 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1204-K14-27