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Strategies for the determination of the convective-diffusion limiting current from steady state linear sweep voltammetry

Ponce de León, C., Low, C.T.J., Kear, G. and Walsh, F.C. (2007) Strategies for the determination of the convective-diffusion limiting current from steady state linear sweep voltammetry Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 10pp. (doi:10.1007/s10800-007-9392-3).

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The limiting current is an important parameter for the characterization of mass transport in electrochemical systems operating under convective-diffusion control. Four methods to determine the limiting current from current (I) vs. potential (E) plots are considered. Strategies to determine the limiting current values include: 1) direct measurement from I vs. E curves, 2) estimation from the current value at EL =DE/2 where DE is the length of the limiting current plateau), 3) evaluation of the first derivative dI/dE in the I vs. E curve and 4) from plots of E/I vs. I-1. The electrode reactions chosen to demonstrate the different strategies are: Cu(II) ? Cu(I) and Cu(I) ? Cu(0) in 1.5 mol dm-3 NaCl (pH 2) at a platinum rotating disc electrode and K3Fe(CN)6 ? K4Fe(CN)6 in 1 mol dm-3 NaOH at a 60 ppi reticulated vitreous carbon electrode (RVC).

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 September 2007
Keywords: copper deposition, ferricyanide, mass transport, limiting current, polarization curves, voltammetry, reticulated vitreous carbon, rotating disc electrode
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


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Date deposited: 27 Sep 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:00

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Author: C.T.J. Low
Author: G. Kear
Author: F.C. Walsh

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