A model for the underpotential deposition of metals

  • Dale A. Huckaby
  • Lesser Blum
Invited Lectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 438)


A three-dimensional model consisting of a fluid in contact with a planar wall containing a lattice of adsorption sites is useful for studying phase transitions at the solid-fluid interface. Results have been obtained both for adsorption from a fluid of hard spheres and for deposition of a metal from a dilute solution of metal ions. The latter case is used to model the underpotential deposition of a metal onto a single-crystal electrode. The model explains the qualitative features of the voltammogram of the underpotential deposition of copper on the (111) surface of a gold electrode in the presence of bisulfate.


Hard Sphere Honeycomb Lattice Underpotential Deposition Superposition Approximation Exact Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dale A. Huckaby
    • 1
  • Lesser Blum
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Puerto RicoRio PiedrasUSA

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