Inherently-Forced Tensile Strain in Nanodiamond-Derived Onion-like Carbon: Consequences in Defect-Induced Electrochemical Activation

Young Jin Ko, Jung Min Cho, Inho Kim, Doo Seok Jeong, Kyeong Seok Lee, Jong Keuk Park, Young Joon Baik, Heon Jin Choi, Seung Cheol Lee, Wook Seong Lee

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We analyzed the nanodiamond-derived onion-like carbon (OLC) as function of synthesis temperature (1000∼1400 °C), by high-resolution electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, visible-Raman spectroscopy, ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry. The temperature dependences of the obtained properties (averaged particle size, tensile strain, defect density, density of states, electron transfer kinetics, and electrochemical oxidation current) unanimously coincided: they initially increased and saturated at 1200 °C. It was attributed to the inherent tensile strains arising from (1) the volume expansion associated with the layer-wise diamond-to-graphite transformation of the core, which caused forced dilation of the outer shells during their thermal synthesis; (2) the extreme curvature of the shells. The former origin was dominant over the latter at the outermost shell, of which the relevant evolution in defect density, DOS and electron transfer kinetics determined the electrochemical performances. In detection of dopamine (DA), uric acid (UA) and ascorbic acid (AA) using the OLC as electrode, their oxidation peak currents were enhanced by factors of 15∼60 with annealing temperature. Their limit of detection and the linear range of detection, in the post-treatment-free condition, were as excellent as those of the nano-carbon electrodes post-treated by Pt-decoration, N-doping, plasma, or polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number23913
JournalScientific reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

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Nanodiamonds
Tensile strain
Carbon
Defect density
Chemical activation
Defects
DOS
Electrodes
Diamond
Electronic density of states
Kinetics
Graphite
Electrochemical oxidation
Electron energy loss spectroscopy
High resolution electron microscopy
Voltammetry
Photoelectron spectroscopy
Uric Acid
Ultraviolet spectroscopy
Temperature

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Ko, Young Jin ; Cho, Jung Min ; Kim, Inho ; Jeong, Doo Seok ; Lee, Kyeong Seok ; Park, Jong Keuk ; Baik, Young Joon ; Choi, Heon Jin ; Lee, Seung Cheol ; Lee, Wook Seong. / Inherently-Forced Tensile Strain in Nanodiamond-Derived Onion-like Carbon : Consequences in Defect-Induced Electrochemical Activation. In: Scientific reports. 2016 ; Vol. 6.
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Inherently-Forced Tensile Strain in Nanodiamond-Derived Onion-like Carbon : Consequences in Defect-Induced Electrochemical Activation. / Ko, Young Jin; Cho, Jung Min; Kim, Inho; Jeong, Doo Seok; Lee, Kyeong Seok; Park, Jong Keuk; Baik, Young Joon; Choi, Heon Jin; Lee, Seung Cheol; Lee, Wook Seong.

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