This text probes topics and reviews progress in interfacial electrochemistry. It supplies chapter abstracts to give readers a concise overview of individual subjects and there are more than 1500 drawings, photographs, micrographs, tables and equations. The 118 contributors are international scholars who present theory, experimentation and applications.
Theory and modelling: theoretical modelling of the solid-liquid interface - chemically specific simulation methods; theory of the metal-electrolyte interface; structure of water at the water-metal interface - molecular dynamics computer simulations; Monte Carlo methods for equilibrium and nonequilibrium problems in interfacial electrochemistry; electronic structure calculations of polyatomic oxyanions adsorbed on metal surfaces. electrochemical surface science: electro-chemical processes involving H adsorbed at metal electrode surfaces; reconstruction of gold surfaces; in situ surface X-ray scattering studies of electrosorption; atomic-scale aspects of anodic dissolution of metals - studies by in situ scanning funnelling microscopy; Auger spectroscopy of electrode surfaces. Nonmetallic and semiconductor electrodes: electrochemical properties of carbon surfaces; bulk and surface states of reactive oxide films - an extended semiconductor model with Ti, Ni, and Fe as examples; solid-state voltammetry; conducting polymer films as electrodes; photoelectrochemistry of nanostructured semiconductors - the case of anatase TiO2. Electrocatalysis: interfacial electrochemistry of conductive oxides for electrocatalysis; kinetic modelling of electrocatalytic reactions - methanol oxidation on platinum electrodes; properties of bimetallic electrodes - spectroscopic characterization and electrocatalysis; electrocatalysis as well-defined surfaces - kinetics of oxygen reduction and hydrogen oxidation/evolution on Pr(hkl) electrodes; mechanism of methanol electro-oxidation. (Part contents).
"From the Foreword. . . This volume presents accounts of many of the outstanding developments of the past two decades, by the scientists of various disciplines who have been attracted to the study of electrochemical interfaces by the possibility of making real progress in understanding this important type of system. [The contributors] guarantee. . .great interest [in] the articles, which reflect the current state of knowledge of electrochemistry at the molecular level. These papers will provide a firm basis for those who wish to continue innovation in this field in the coming century. [Readers] will no doubt acknowledge their debt to Andrzej Wieckowski for his foresight and skill in assembling this overview of the many aspects of interfacial electrochemistry. "
---Roger Parsons Professor of Chemistry University of Southampton, England
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---Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
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---Journal of the American Chemical Society
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---Journal of Surfactants and Detergents