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Correlation of sp² carbon bonds content in magnetron-sputtered amorphous carbon films to their electrochemical H₂O₂ production for water decontamination applications.

Pandiyan, Rajesh; Delegan, Nazar; Dirany, Ahmad; Drogui, Patrick; El Khakani, My Ali (2015). Correlation of sp² carbon bonds content in magnetron-sputtered amorphous carbon films to their electrochemical H₂O₂ production for water decontamination applications. Carbon , vol. 94 . p. 988-995. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.07.071.

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The radio frequency (RF)-magnetron sputtering technique was used to deposit amorphous carbon (a-C) films onto different substrates at different deposition substrate temperatures (Td) ranging from room temperature (RT) to 750 °C. The carbon bonding states of the a-C films were systematically investigated by means of Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) as a function of Td. The Raman analyses clearly show that an increase of Td leads to significant microstructural changes of the initially mixed sp2/sp3 carbon bonds, for the films deposited at RT into a more graphitic like sp2 bonding at higher Td. This increase of [sp2]-bonded fraction of carbon atoms to the detriment of the sp3 bonded ones has been quantitatively confirmed by the XPS carbon C 1s core level spectra analyses. Indeed, the sp3-bonds content of the a-C films is found to diminish from 44% at RT to a minimum value of 16% around Td = 450 °C and then stabilizes around 26% at Td = 750 °C. On the other hand, the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production capacity of these a-C films was systematically evaluated, and found to reach its maximum of 11.2 μg/L/cm2 at Td = 450 °C, at which the highest C sp2-bonds content was also observed. We were thus able to point up, for the first time, a fairly linear correlation between the produced amount of H2O2 of the a-C films and their relative [sp2] bonding content, over an [sp2] relative content range as wide as (0–84%). These results clearly demonstrate the relevance of a-C films with a pronounced graphitic like character for H2O2 production. Such a-C cathodes with an enhanced H2O2 production capacity are highly sought for in electrochemical decontamination of water from persistent organic pollutants.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: amorphous carbon; amorphous films; balloons; decontamination; hydrogen bonds; magnetron sputtering; organic pollutants; substrates; water pollution; X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 25 avr. 2018 15:11
Dernière modification: 25 avr. 2018 15:11
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/3902

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