Investigation of Ruthenium Thin Layers Electrodeposition Process under Galvanostatic Conditions from Chloride Solutions

D. Kutyła D. Kutyła , K. Kołczyk K. Kołczyk , P. Żabiński P. Żabiński , R. Kowalik R. Kowalik , A. Kwiecińska A. Kwiecińska , K. Skibinska K. Skibinska
Russian Journal of Electrochemistry
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In this work, ruthenium coatings were obtained by the galvanostatic deposition onto a copper substrate. The amount of metallic deposit was increasing with the plating current. The XRD analysis identificated the phase composition and indicated that the change current density can significantly modify the grain orientation of deposits. Plating conditions influence on electrocatalytic performance of ruthenium layers were tested for hydrogen evolution reaction in 1 M NaOH solution. The best catalytic activity were obtained for sample deposited with –60 mA/cm2, what can be connected with good crystallinity and more developed electroactive surface area.

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  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, Krakow, Poland

    D. Kutyła, K. Kołczyk, P. Żabiński, R. Kowalik, A. Kwiecińska & K. Skibinska

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