Measurements of Rate Constant for Electrode Reactions

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Lianhuan Han(


Standard electron-transfer rate constant is one of the intrinsic properties for an electrochemical reaction, which is significant in the study of electrode kinetics. It is a key criteria for one to clarify the mechanism and pathway of a specific electrochemical reaction, and to screening and design the electrocatalysts and battery materials. Herein, we will introduce the measuring method of rate constant for electrode reactions, including polarization curve, rotating disk, ultramicroelectrode, scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, current step, potential step and cyclic voltammetry, etc., to provide a guide to carry out the investigation of electrode Kinetics for involved graduate students and researchers.

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