Researchers from University of Technology Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Boron (Deposition of boron doped diamond and carbon nanomaterials on graphite foam electrodes)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Boron are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Boron doped diamond (BDD) has remarkable physical and chemical properties, that makes it an attractive material for electrochemical applications. In this study, deposition process of BDD on porous carbon foam electrodes was performed by HFCVD method."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Technology, "After depositions, the substrates were not homogenously covered by the BDD thin film only. Depending on the deposition temperature, foam porosity and distance from heated filaments, different carbon nanomaterials were synthesized. The boron doped diamond, graphite nanosheets, carbon nanowalls and its composites occurred on the foams outer and inner surfaces. Two new observed types of carbon structures, the carbon nanowalls - boron doped diamond composite and graphite nanotips are analyzed and described. Analyses were made by SEM and Raman spectroscopy."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The influence of deposition conditions on the growth process is discussed."
For more information on this research see: Deposition of boron doped diamond and carbon nanomaterials on graphite foam electrodes. Applied Surface Science, 2014;312():139-144. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Marton, Slovak Univ Technol Bratislava, Fac Elect Engn & Informat Technol, Bratislava 81219, Slovakia. Additional authors for this research include M. Vojs, M. Kotlar, P. Michniak, L. Vanco, M. Vesely and R. Redhammer (see also Boron).
Keywords for this news article include: Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe, Boron, Carbon, Emerging Technologies, Graphite, Minerals, Nanomaterial, Nanotechnology
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