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Glassy (Vitreous) Carbon Substrates – 5x5, 7x7, 10x10, 15x15 Or 20x20 mm2 - MSE Supplies LLC

Glassy (Vitreous) Carbon Substrates – 5x5, 7x7, 10x10, 15x15 Or 20x20 mm2

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It is a pure carbon material (>99.9 %) with a fullerene-related structure, commonly used as working electrode or current collector in electrochemical measurements. It has an extreme corrosion resistance at acidic and alkaline media and does not form any intercalation compounds. 

Application Note:
Typically, a thin film of studied material is deposited on the glassy carbon surface. Special attention should be paid to provide a proper adhesion between the studied material and substrate. Surface pretreatment such as polishing, vacuum heat treatment, laser activation or electrochemical activation may be applied to improve adhesion. After use, the substrate can be chemically cleaned and mechanically polished using micro-sized abrasives (e.g. using sub-micron alumina powder) followed by sonication. The glassy carbon substrate can be used repeatedly.

Specification:
Sizes: 5x5 mm2, 7x7 mm2, 10x10 mm2, 15x15 mm2, or 20x20 mm2
Thicknesses: 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, or 1 mm
Maximum temperature: 3000 °C (under vacuum or inert gas)
Density: 1.42 g/cm3
Open porosity: 0 %
Permeability coefficient: 10-9 cm2/s
Vickers hardness: 230 HV
Specific electrical resistance at 30 °C: 45 Ωµm
Thermal conductivity at 30 °C: 6.3 W/(Km)
Median linear coefficient of expansion (20-200 °C): 2.6x10-6 1/K

Product Includes:
1 x glassy (vitreous) carbon substrate