Enhanced electron transfer kinetics through hybrid graphene-carbon nanotube films.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the first study of the electrochemical reactivity of a graphenated carbon nanotube (g-CNT) film. The electron transfer kinetics of the ferri-ferrocyanide couple were examined for a g-CNT film and compared to the kinetics to standard carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The g-CNT film exhibited much higher catalytic activity, with a heterogeneous electron-transfer rate constant, k0 , approximately two orders of magnitude higher than for standard CNTs. Scanning electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy were used to correlate the higher electron transfer kinetics with the higher edge-density of the g-CNT film.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henry, PA; Raut, AS; Ubnoske, SM; Parker, CB; Glass, JT

Published Date

  • November 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 /

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 106

PubMed ID

  • 25309121

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4189111

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1388-2481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.elecom.2014.08.024

Language

  • eng