Theoretical analysis of microelectrode arrays under forced convection

Nicholas S. Georgescu, Daniel Alberto Scherson

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Abstract

Numerical solutions to the equation that governs steady-state mass transport to a hexagonal array of small redox-active disks embedded in an otherwise inert rotating disk electrode, RDE, under both diffusion-limited and mixed, first order kinetic control were obtained using COMSOL. Analytical expressions were found, which accurately reproduced the simulations, yielding, for limiting cases, a behavior in agreement with that reported in the literature. This formalism was applied to the analysis of thin films of nanoparticles dispersed in inert high area supports attached to the surface of an inactive RDE. The results obtained made it possible to verify that, at loadings within the range of relevance to electrocatalyic materials for low temperature fuel cells, the use of a modified Koutecky-Levich-like equation for determining rate constants of first order redox processes is indeed warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E3022-E3025
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume164
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Microelectrodes
forced convection
Forced convection
rotating disks
Rotating disks
fuel cells
Fuel cells
Rate constants
Mass transfer
formalism
Nanoparticles
Thin films
nanoparticles
Electrodes
Kinetics
electrodes
kinetics
thin films
simulation
Temperature

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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Theoretical analysis of microelectrode arrays under forced convection. / Georgescu, Nicholas S.; Scherson, Daniel Alberto.

In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 164, No. 11, 01.01.2017, p. E3022-E3025.

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