The use of laser ablation as a method through which the simultaneous patterning and activation of carbon fibre electrodes can be achieved has been investigated. Laser-induced exfoliation of the carbon fibre substrates was observed leading to creation of edge plane sites that enhance electrode performance. The laser-mediated surface modification is compared to that attainable using conventional surface anodisation using electrochemical means.
- Electronic materials
- Electrochemical properties
Ezekiel, HB., Sharp, D., Villalba, MM., & Davis, J. (2008). Laser-anodised carbon fibre: Coupled activation and patterning of sensor substrates. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 69(11), 2932-2935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2008.06.137