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Author Láng, Gyözö G.

Title Laser techniques for the study of electrode processes / Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 289 pages)
Series Monographs in electrochemistry, 1865-1836
Monographs in electrochemistry.
Contents Part 1. Experimental determination of interfacial stress changes in electrochemical systems -- Introduction and Basic Concepts -- Elements of the Thermodynamic Theory of Electrified Interfaces -- Some Problems Related to the Surface Thermodynamics of "Solid Electrodes" -- Experimental Methods for the Measurement of Surface Stress Changes -- Optical Detection of the Deformation -- Detection of the Cantilever Deflection by Microscopy -- Applications: Selected Experimental Results -- Mathematical Methods in Interfacial Thermodynamics -- Part 2. Probe Beam Deflection (PBD) -- Introduction to Probe Beam Deflection Techniques -- Basic Principles of Probe Beam Deflection Techniques -- Application of Probe Beam Deflection Techniques to the Study of Surface-Confined Electrochemical Systems -- Application of Probe Beam Deflection to Solution Electrochemical Systems -- In Situ Electrochemical Photothermal Deflection Techniques -- Comparison of Probe Beam Deflection Techniques with Other Methods to Monitor Fluxes of Mobile Species
Summary Annotation Laser-enabled measurements are valuable tools for the investigation of surfaces and interfaces or for the in situ investigation of interfacial processes including electrode processes. The understanding of the thermodynamics of solid/liquid surfaces is important for surface science and electrochemistry. In the first part of this book, the authors describe a range of techniques for investigating interfacial tension and surface stress, which is important for coatings, thin films, and fuel cells. The techniques covered comprise bending beam (bending plate, bending cantilever, wafer curvature) methods with different detection techniques. Special attention is given to methods using optical detection by laser beam deflection or interferometry. The second part is devoted to the techniques based on the detection of refractive index gradients in the solution. The refractive index changes could be related to concentration gradients (Probe Beam Deflection, PBD) or light-induced thermal gradients (Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy, PDS). The application of the techniques to surface-confined and solution electrochemical systems is described. Subsequently, a comparison with others techniques able to monitor ion fluxes is performed
Analysis Surfaces (Physics)
Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Laser electrochemistry.
Form Electronic book
Author Barbero, Cesar A., 1961-
ISBN 3642276512 (electronic bk.)
9783642276514 (electronic bk.)