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Laser Techniques for the Study of Electrode Processes

  • Gyözö G. Láng
  • Cesar A. Barbero

Part of the Monographs in Electrochemistry book series (MOEC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Experimental Determination of Interfacial Stress Changes in Electrochemical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 3-12
    3. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 13-32
    4. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 41-73
    5. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 75-113
    6. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 115-119
    7. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 121-136
    8. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 137-155
  3. Probe Beam Deflection (PBD)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 159-165
    3. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 167-198
    4. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 237-242
    5. Gyözö G. Láng, Cesar A. Barbero
      Pages 243-261
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Bending Beam Method Coatings Electrochemistry Electrode Processes Fuel Cells Interferometry Ion Fluxes Mirage Effect Photothermal Beam Deflection Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy (PSD) Probe Beam Deflection (PBD) Supercapacitors Surface Stress Changes of Solid Electrodes Surface Tension Thin Films

Authors and affiliations

  • Gyözö G. Láng
    • 1
  • Cesar A. Barbero
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. ChemistryEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Depto. Quimica y FisicaUniversidad Nacional de Rio CuartoRio CuartoArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27651-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27650-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27651-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-1836
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-1844
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