Platinum deposition from hydrogen-ion beam irradiated solid precursor
AuthorsJovanović, Zoran M.
Pašti, Igor A.
Mentus, Slavko V.
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We report a particular method of Pt/glassy carbon (GC) surface formation, based on a 15 key H(+/-) ion beam irradiation of thin H(2)PtCl(6)xnH(2)O layer placed over the GC surface. Hydrogen-ion beam irradiation provided an excellent adherence of Pt deposit, unlike to any other Pt-deposition method. Furthermore, the morphology and electrochemical activity of GC/Pt catalyst obtained at the fluence of 5 x 10(17) cm(-2) was found to be sensitive to the sign of charge of hydrogen ions. The electrochemical activity of such obtained Pt/GC surface toward oxygen reduction and ethanol oxidation was compared with the activity of the Pt deposits obtained by other more common reduction procedures. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.