Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 2775–2778 | Cite as

Theory of cyclic voltammetry for electrochemical nucleation and growth

  • Vladimir A. IsaevEmail author
  • Olga V. Grishenkova
  • Yurii P. Zaykov
Original Paper


The theory of cyclic voltammetry for processes of 3D nucleation, diffusion-controlled growth, and dissolution is proposed. The cases of single metal cluster formation and multiple nucleation are studied. The main features of cyclic voltammograms are analyzed: current increase on forward scan during nucleation, nucleation loop, maximum cathode current on reverse scan, and anodic peak of metal stripping.


Cyclic voltammetry Nucleation Growth Nucleation loop 


Funding information

The study is supported by Russian Science Foundation grant (project No. 16-13-00061).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of High Temperature ElectrochemistryUral Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia

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