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A Cationic Diode Based on Asymmetric Nafion Film Deposits

Author:
He, Daping, Madrid, Elena, Aaronson, Barak D. B., Fan, Lian, Doughty, James, Mathwig, Klaus, Bond, Alan M., McKeown, Neil B., Marken, Frank
Source:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017 v.9 no.12 pp. 11272-11278
ISSN:
1944-8252
Subject:
cations, impedance, polyethylene terephthalates
Abstract:
A thin film of Nafion, of approximately 5 μm thickness, asymmetrically deposited onto a 6 μm thick film of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fabricated with a 5, 10, 20, or 40 μm microhole, is shown to exhibit prominent ionic diode behavior involving cation charge carrier (“cationic diode”). The phenomenon is characterized via voltammetric, chronoamperometric, and impedance methods. Phenomenologically, current rectification effects are comparable to those observed in nanocone devices where space-charge layer effects dominate. However, for microhole diodes a resistive, a limiting, and an overlimiting potential domain can be identified and concentration polarization in solution is shown to dominate in the closed state.
Agid:
5659410