Spectroscopic and Diffraction Techniques in Interfacial Electrochemistry by C. GutiérrezSpectroscopic and Diffraction Techniques in Interfacial Electrochemistry by C. Gutiérrez

Spectroscopic and Diffraction Techniques in Interfacial Electrochemistry

byC. GutiérrezEditorC.A. Melendres

Paperback | October 31, 2012

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Electrochemistry is one of the oldest branches of Physical Chemistry. Having its foundations in the work of Faraday, Arrhenius and others, it evolved from the study of transport in electrolyte solutions to that of electrode kinetics. Kinetic methods are inherently unable to identify unequivocally the species involved in a reaction. Therefore, beginning in the 70s many spectroscopic and diffraction techniques were applied to the study of the electrode-electrolyte interface, in order to identify intermediary reaction species, and even the spatial arrangement of atoms or molecules at the interface. In order to disseminate these techniques, a NATO Advanced Sutdy Institute was held at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) from July 2 to 15, 1988. The Institute consisted of tutorial type lecutures, poster sessions, and round-table discussions. It was attended by over 65 participants from NATO-member countries, and others from Argentina and Japan. In the present volume most of the lectures presented at the Institute have been collected. At least one chapter is devoted to each technique. Emphasis has been made on case studies, rather than theory, which can be found in textbooks and other publications. Our purpose in this book is to help the electrochemists uninitiated in spectroscopic methods to decide which techniques would be suitable for application to their particular problems. We thank all the lecturers who contributed to this volume, and even those UHPs (Unrepentant Habitual Procrastinators) who did not in spite of our urgings to do so.
Title:Spectroscopic and Diffraction Techniques in Interfacial ElectrochemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:481 pagesPublished:October 31, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401056846

ISBN - 13:9789401056847


Table of Contents

The Advancing Frontier in the Knowledge of the Structure of Interphases.- Some Recent Spectroscopic Approaches to the Solid-Solution Interface.- Application to Electrocatalysis of EMIRS (Electrochemically Modulated Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy) and Related Techniques.- Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and the In-Situ Characterization of the Electrochemical Interface.- Raman Spectroscopic Techniques in Interfacial Electrochemistry.- Laser Raman Spectroscopy in Studies of Corrosion and Electrocatalysis.- UV-Visible Reflectance Spectroscopy in Electrochemistry.- Study of Anodic Oxides by UV-Visible Potential-Modulated Reflectance Spectroscopy.- Nonlinear Optical Techniques for Surface Studies.- X-Ray Diffraction at the Electrode-Solution Interface.- X-Ray Reflectivity and Surface Roughness.- Surface Structural Investigations by Electron Diffraction Techniques.- Auger Electron Spectroscopy and the Electrochemical Interface.- Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS and UPS) of Electrode Surfaces.- Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy of Electrode Surfaces.- Electrochemical Applications of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.