Characterisation and behaviour of Ti/TiO2/noble metal anodes
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Characterisation and behaviour of Ti/TiO2/noble metal anodes. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 48 (9). pp. 1131-1141. ISSN 0013-4686Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0013-4686(02)00824-1
The morphology, composition and the electrical and electrochemical behaviour of the anodic microporous layer, prepared by the galvanostatic anodisation of Ti after sparking, followed by galvanostatic deposition of Pt or Ir have been investigated. These electrodes are proposed to function as dimensionally stable anodes (DSAs). For Ti/TiO2/Pt electrodes, Pt is deposited within some of the micropores of the oxide film. In contrast, for Ti/TiO2/Ir, the metal is deposited preferentially on the top surface. This difference is thought to result from the position of the metal deposition potential with respect to the flat band potential of n-TiO2. Optical imaging of both types of DSA suggests that only a few sites on the surface are responsible for electron exchange at the DSA-electrolyte interface. C-AFM measurements of Ti/TiO2/Pt samples subjected to long-term anodic polarisation, suggest that the Ti-noble metal contact is progressively insulated by thickening of the TiO2 barrier layer, promoting passivation of the DSA. For Ir coated anodes, catalytic activity is directly related to the presence of Ir and to the stability of the catalytic oxide layer. Under Cu electrowinning conditions, the electrochemically formed hydrated Ir oxide was found to be catalytically less stable, than the iridium oxide film subjected to a heat treatment. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Date:||20 April 2003|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 1131-1141|
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