Chiral catalytic activities in magnetoelectrochemical etching

R. Aogaki, R. Morimoto, M. Asanuma, I. Mogi, A. Sugiyama, M. Miura, Y. Oshikiri, Y. Yamauchi

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Chiral catalytic activities of electrode surfaces fabricated by magnetoelectrochemical etching without oxygen adsorption in a vertical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow have been theoretically examined. Then, the following points were clarified: under anionic specific adsorption, such activities arise from the screw dislocations of 2D pits. Their chirality is donated by microscopic vortexes termed micro-MHD flows, which are formed on the free surfaces covered with ionic vacancies. As a result, under upward (+) and downward (-) magnetic fields, D (dextrorotatory)- and L (levorotatory)-activities appear, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-360
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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