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Title: Water in Sugar Electrolytes and Application to Electrodeposition of Superconducting Rhenium

A systematic electrochemical study is carried out on electrolytes with superhigh concentrations of fructose. The effect of fructose concentration on the viscosity and conductivity of electrolyte are determined and analyzed using Walden rule and the theory of rate process. The diffusion rates of proton and cupric cation are calculated from the peak current in cyclic voltammogram on stationary electrode and the limiting current on rotating electrodes. Raman spectroscopy is used to characterize the hydrogen bond network in water and the effect of fructose concentration on such network. Rhenium deposition with different fructose concentrations is studied on rotating disc electrodes. X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and four point probe measurements at cryogenic temperature are used to study the deposition rate, crystallographic structure, and superconductivity of film, respectively.

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Award ID(s):
1941820 2016541
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Publisher / Repository:
The Electrochemical Society
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Journal Name:
Journal of The Electrochemical Society
Page Range / eLocation ID:
Article No. 032501
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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