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Researchers from University of Tokyo Report on Findings in Chalcogens (Electrochemical properties of oxygenated cup-stacked carbon nanofiber-modified...

August 19, 2014

Researchers from University of Tokyo Report on Findings in Chalcogens (Electrochemical properties of oxygenated cup-stacked carbon nanofiber-modified electrodes)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Chalcogens. According to news reporting from Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Oxygenated cup-stacked carbon nanofibers (CSCNFs), the surface of which provides highly ordered graphene edges and oxygen-containing functional groups, were investigated as electrode materials by using typical redox species in electrochemistry, Fe(2+/3+), [Fe(CN)6](3-/4-), and dopamine. The electron transfer rates for these redox species at oxygenated CSCNF electrodes were higher than those at edge-oriented pyrolytic graphite and glassy carbon electrodes."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tokyo, "In addition, the oxygen-containing functional groups also contributed to the electron transfer kinetics at the oxygenated CSCNF surface. The electron transfer rate of Fe(2+/3+) was accelerated and that of [Fe(CN)6](3-/4-) was decelerated by the oxygen-containing groups, mainly due to the electrostatic attraction and repulsion, respectively. The electrochemical reaction selectivities at the oxygenated CSCNF surface were tunable by controlling the amount of nanofibers and the oxygen/carbon atomic ratio at the nanofiber surface."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Thus, the oxygenated CSCNFs would be useful electrode materials for energy-conversion, biosensing, and other electrochemical devices."

For more information on this research see: Electrochemical properties of oxygenated cup-stacked carbon nanofiber-modified electrodes. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014;16(24):12209-13. (Royal Society of Chemistry -; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Ko, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan. Additional authors for this research include T. Tatsuma, A. Sakoda, Y. Sakai and K. Komori (see also Chalcogens).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tokyo, Japan, Chemistry, Nanofiber, Chalcogens, Nanotechnology, Electrochemical, Emerging Technologies.

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