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The Undoped CVD Diamond Electrode: The Effect of Surface Pretreatment on its Electrochemical Properties

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Institute of Physics, Kazimierz Wielki University, Powstańców Wielkopolskich 2, 85-090 Bydgoszcz, Poland

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CVD diamond electrodes have been extensively studied in recent years, from the point of view of fundamental electrochemical properties as well as that of applications. Diamond electrodes are found to be attractive for electrochemical applications due to their physical, chemical, and electronic properties, e.g. high thermal conductivity; high hardness, and chemical inertness; a wide electrochemical potential window in aqueous and non-aqueous media; a very low capacitance and a very high electrochemical stability.

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