Electron-transfer studies at YBa2Cu3O7, Bi2Sr2.2Ca0.8Ca2O8, and Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O10

John T. McDevitt, Robin L. McCarley, E. F. Dalton, R. Gollmar, Royce W. Murray, James Collman, Gordon T. Yee, William A. Little

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We have developed the methodology for fabricating well behaved electrodes utilizing high temperature superconductors YBa2Cu3 O7 (Tc=94K), Bi2Sr2.2Ca0.8(Tc=90K) and Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O10(Tc=112K). Electrochemical corrosion studies have been completed with these electrodes and relative reactivity with water of each phase has been assessed. Freshly surfaced electrodes display facile room temperature electron transfer between superconductor phases and both solution redox species and surface confined electroactive polymers. This work should lay the grounds for construction of novel molecular film/ superconductor junctions which can be studied at a variety of temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-222
Number of pages16
JournalACS Symposium Series
Issue number377
StatePublished - 1988
EventChemistry of High-Temperature Superconductors II - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1988Sep 30 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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