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The rotating cylinder electrode (RCE) and its application to the electrodeposition of metals

Low, C.T. John, Ponce de Leon, Carlos and Walsh, Frank C. (2005) The rotating cylinder electrode (RCE) and its application to the electrodeposition of metals Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58, (4), pp. 246-262. (doi:10.1071/CH05034).

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The application of rotating cylinder electrodes (RCEs) to electrodeposition has progressed significantly over the last decade. New tools for theoretical and experimental investigations have been developed in academia and in industry, with some RCE devices being commercially developed. This paper reviews the continued application of RCEs to quantitative electrodeposition studies of single metals, alloys, and composite, multilayered, and nanostructured electrodeposits with a constant or controlled range of current densities along the RCE under turbulent flow conditions. Rotating cylinder electrode electrochemical reactors, enhanced mass transport, rotating cylinder Hull cell, and uniform and non-uniform current and potential distributions are considered. The applications of ultrasound, porous reticulated vitreous carbon cathodes, expanded metal/baffles, and jet flow around the RCE are also included. The effects of electrolyte flow and cathode current density on electrodeposition have been rationalized. Directions for future RCE studies are proposed.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Parts of this paper were presented as a keynote address by F.C. Walsh at the 12th Australasian Electrochemistry Conference (12AEC), 4–8 July 2004, Gold Coast, Australia


Local EPrints ID: 23189
ISSN: 0004-9425
PURE UUID: 5bafea27-854c-44c7-8f8f-2b06bde58608

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Date deposited: 14 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:18

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