Ferrari, J.V. and De Melo, Hercílio Gomes and Keddam, M. and Orazem, Mark E. and Pébère, Nadine and Tribollet, Bernard and Vivier, Vincent Influence of normal and radial contributions of local current density on local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. (2012) Electrochimica Acta, vol. 60. pp. 244-252. ISSN 0013-4686
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Official URL: http://dx.doi/10.1016/j.electacta.2011.11.053
A new tri-electrode probe is presented and applied to local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (LEIS) measurements. As opposed to two-probe systems, the three-probe one allows measurement not only of normal, but also of radial contributions of local current densities to the local impedance values. The results concerning the cases of the blocking electrode and the electrode with faradaic reaction are discussed from the theoretical point of view for a disk electrode. Numerical simulations and experimental results are compared for the case of the ferri/ferrocyanide electrode reaction at the Pt working electrode disk. At the centre of the disk, the impedance taking into account both normal and radial contributions was in good agreement with the local impedance measured in terms of only the normal contribution. At the periphery of the electrode, the impedance taking into account both normal and radial contributions differed significantly from the local impedance measured in terms of only the normal contribution. The radial impedance results at the periphery of the electrode are in good agreement with the usual explanation that the associated larger current density is attributed to the geometry of the electrode, which exhibits a greater accessibility at the electrode edge.
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