Electrodeposition and Characterization of Mesoporous Nanostructured Cobalt Films using Brij78 Templated

Electrodeposition and Characterization of Mesoporous Nanostructured Cobalt Films using Brij78 Templated

M. A. Ghanem I. S. El-Hallag

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Reyad, Saudi Arabia

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Corresponding Author Email: 
i.elhallag@yahoo.com
Page: 
165-168
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.14447/jnmes.v18i3.364
Received: 
3 April 2015
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Accepted: 
28 July 2015
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Published: 
30 September 2015
| Citation
Abstract: 

In this manuscript the preparation of highly ordered mesoporous cobalt films containing close packed arrays of spherical holes of uniform size was demonstrated by electrochemical deposition using the hexagonal liquid crystal template (H1-e Co). The template used was Brij®78 surfactant. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), voltammetric methods, and low angle X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to characterize the electrodeposited mesopores films. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) technique are used to show the mesoporous thin films are promising to be used as electrode materials of high - performance super capacitors.

Keywords: 

nanostructured, mesoporous, electrodeposition, Brij 78, cyclic voltammetry

1. Introduction
2. Experimental
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusion
Acknowledgement

This project was supported by King Saud University, Deanship of Scientific Research, College of Science Research Center.

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