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This photo was taken in the process of underpotential deposition of copper on gold surface. The anode is gold/silica, cathode is copper wire, and electrolyte is 0.5M CuSO4 solution. I have never expected this result. Ideally, the copper monolayer should be deposited on gold surface instead of grown copper branches with certain amount H2 gas evolving.
Submission Year: 
2017-18
Photographer's affiliation: 
Graduate student
Academic areas: 
Arts and Science
Graduate Studies
Art of Research categories: 
Invisible discoveries
Photo: 
The process of underpotential deposition of copper on gold surface
Categories: 
Grad student
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Chemistry
School of Graduate Studies
Materials Discovery and Molecular Design
Ecology, Biodiversity and the Natural Environment
Location of photograph: 
44°13'29.3"N 76°29'55.7"W
Photographer's name: 
Wenxia Zhou
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Graduate Student, Chemistry