Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Andreoli, E;Rooney, DA;Redington, W;Gunning, R;Breslin, CB
2012
January
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Electrodeposition of Zinc Hydroxysulfate Nanosheets and Reduction to Zinc Metal Microdendrites on Polypyrrole Films
Published
8 ()
Optional Fields
ELECTROCHEMICAL DEPOSITION HIERARCHICAL MICRO/NANOSTRUCTURES ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE ZNO PARTICLES XPS DECHLORINATION ORGANOHALIDES DESTRUCTION
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338
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Nanothin sheets made of zinc sulfate hydroxide hydrate, ZnSO4[Zn(OH)(2)](3)center dot 5H(2)O, are easily and quickly prepared using an innovative electrochemical route onto polypyrrole-polystyrene sulfonate (PPy-PSS) films. The sheets are characterized using a range of experimental techniques. The deposits are formed on the film surface with instantaneous nucleation to grow into a network of entangled nanosheets. The effect of the experimental conditions on the deposition is reported. Interestingly, the formation of the nanosheets is observed on PPy-PSS films only, and not on films doped with other sulfate/sulfonate dopants. The zinc nanosheets can be easily electrochemically reduced to metallic zinc microdentrites.
VALENCIA
1533-4880
10.1166/jnn.2012.5773
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