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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Chemistry

Date of Award

5-2011

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Peng Sun

Committee Members

Yu-Lin Jiang, Chu-Ngi Ho

Abstract

This research reports on the fabrication and characterization of integrated dual nanometer-sized electrodes. The electrodes are made of closely spaced nanometer-sized platinum and gold achieved by inserting and pulling platinum wire in cylindrical glass pipette plated with gold. Cyclic voltammetry has been used to characterize the electrodes. Our results show that both electrodes can work individually and can accomplish generation/collection experiments. Factors that may affect the performance of the electrodes as well as formation mechanism of the gold film by electroless plating are discussed.

Document Type

Thesis - Campus Only

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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