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Spectroelectrochemistry at free-standing carbon nanotubes electrodes

Ibañez, D.; Garoz-Ruiz, J.; Plana, D.; Heras, A.; Fermín, D.J.; Colina, A.


D. Ibañez

J. Garoz-Ruiz

A. Heras

D.J. Fermín

A. Colina


A versatile and low-cost methodology for fabricating free-standing carbon nanotubes (CNT) electrodes for electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical applications is described. The uniformity, flexibility and resistance to bending of these films make them one of the most interesting membranes in a wide range of applications. CNT electrodes were characterized by Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy and their electrochemical performance was assessed employing various redox species such as ferrocenemethanol, hexacyanoferrate (II) and dopamine. Free-standing single-walled CNT electrodes exhibit good conductivity and transparency to UV–vis radiation, making them suitable as optically transparent electrodes. This is exemplified by monitoring, using UV–vis absorption spectroelectrochemistry, the electrodeposition of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on one face of the free-standing CNT electrodes, while the other face remained unmodified.


Ibañez, D., Garoz-Ruiz, J., Plana, D., Heras, A., Fermín, D., & Colina, A. (2016). Spectroelectrochemistry at free-standing carbon nanotubes electrodes. Electrochimica Acta, 217, 262-268.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2016-11
Deposit Date May 30, 2023
Journal Electrochimica Acta
Print ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 217
Pages 262-268
Keywords Electrochemistry; General Chemical Engineering
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