Synthetic Diamond Films: Preparation, Electrochemistry, Characterization, and Applications

Synthetic Diamond Films: Preparation, Electrochemistry, Characterization, and Applications

Editor(s): Enric Brillas, Carlos Alberto Martínez-Huitle

Published Online: 15 JUN 2011 04:14AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470487587

Online ISBN: 9781118062364

DOI: 10.1002/9781118062364

Series Editor(s): Andrzej Wieckowski

About this Book

The book gives an overview on the current development status of synthetic diamond films and their applications. Its initial part is devoted to discuss the different types of conductive diamond electrodes that have been synthesized, their preparation methods, and their chemical properties and characterization. The electrochemical properties of diamond films in different scientific areas, with special attention in electroanalysis, are further described. Different strategies to modify these electrodes are also discussed as important technologies with ability to change their electrochemical characteristics for a more specific electroanalytical use. The second part of the book deals with practical applications of diamond electrodes to the industry, organic electrosynthesis, electrochemical energy technology, and biotechnology. Special emphasis is made on the properties of these materials for the production of strong oxidizing species allowing the fast mineralization of organics and their use for water disinfection and decontamination. Recent biotechnological development on biosensors, microelectrodes, and nanostructured electrodes, as well as on neurochemistry, is also presented. The book will be written by a large number of internationally recognized experts and comprises 24 chapters describing the characteristics and theoretical fundaments of the different electrochemical uses and applications of synthetic diamond films.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Synthesis of Diamond Films

  2. Part II: Electrochemistry of Diamond Films

  3. Part III: Electroanalytical Applications

    1. Chapter 7

      Electroanalytical Applications of Diamond Films (pages 153–180)

      Weena Siangproh, Amara Apilux, Pimkwan Chantarateepra and Orawon Chailapakul

    2. Chapter 8

      Cathodic Pretreatment of Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes and their Use in Electroanalysis (pages 181–212)

      Leonardo S. Andrade, Giancarlo R. Salazar-Banda, Romeu C. Rocha-Filho and Orlando Fatibello-Filho

  4. Part IV: Industrial Applications

    1. Chapter 12

      Production of Strong Oxidizing Substances with BDD Anodes (pages 281–310)

      Ana Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina Sáez, Pablo Cañizares and Manuel A. Rodrigo

    2. Chapter 18

      Electrochemical Energy Storage and Energy Conversion Systems with Diamond Films (pages 437–481)

      Juan M. Peralta-Hernández, Aracely Hernández-Ramírez, Jorge L. Guzmán-Mar, Laura Hinojosa-Reyes, Giancarlo R. Salazar-Banda and Carlos A. Martínez-Huitle

  5. Part V: Bioelectrochemical Applications

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