Localized-Plasmon Voltammetry to Detect pH Dependent Gold Oxidation
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Localized-plasmon voltammetry (LPV) bears great potential for electrochemical sensing applications beyond conventional cyclic voltammetry. In order to determine the limitations of this method, it is of utmost necessity to investigate the response toward chemical instability of the plasmonic electrode. We therefore investigated electrooxidation of a gold nanowire array with LPV in acidic electrolytes with different pH values. LPV shows excellent agreement with simultaneously recorded cyclic voltammograms up to the onset of oxygen evolution. Beyond that point, LPV still appears to provide meaningful signals. Further, with LPV the pH dependent reduction potentials of electrochemically grown gold oxides were determined and show a linear characteristic over the investigated pH range according to Nernst?s equation.