Characterization of oxide layers on copper by linear potential sweep voltammetry

@article{Deutscher1986CharacterizationOO,
  title={Characterization of oxide layers on copper by linear potential sweep voltammetry},
  author={Rex Louis Deutscher and R. Woods},
  journal={Journal of Applied Electrochemistry},
  year={1986},
  volume={16},
  pages={413-421}
}
The characteristics of the electrochemical reduction of copper oxide have been studied using linear potential sweep voltammetry. Copper(II) and copper(I) oxides, formed on copper electrodes during triangular potential cycling, reduced at potentials close to the reversible values for the CuO−Cu2O and Cu2O−Cu couples, respectively. The reduction of bulk Cu2O and CuO deposited on carbon paste, glassy carbon and copper electrode surfaces required significant overpotentials. Both oxide species could… CONTINUE READING