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Keywords:

  • electrochemistry;
  • graphite;
  • scanning electrochemical cell microscopy;
  • scanning probe microscopy;
  • surface analysis
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The electroactivity of basal plane graphite has been measured for the first time without interference from intersecting step edges by using high-resolution scanning electrochemical cell microscopy. In their Communication on page 5405 ff., P. R. Unwin et al. provide definitive evidence for fast and uniform electron transfer at basal plane graphite, and demonstrate the need for revision of current models for the electroactivity of graphite and related sp2 carbon materials. Illustration by Dr. Massimo Peruffo.