The impact of the operation mode on pattern formation in electrode reactions: From potentiostatic to galvanostatic control

Nadia Mazouz, Georg Flätgen, Katharina Krischer, Ioannis G. Kevrekidis

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Abstract

Applying a constant voltage across an external resistor in series with an electrochemical cell allows the continuous variation of the experimental control mode from potentiostatic to galvanostatic. The model for electrochemical pattern formation presented for potentiostatic conditions in Ref. 1 is extended to account for this general case. The resistor introduces a global coupling into the model, interacting in a nontrivial manner with the nonlocal coupling through migration currents in the electrolyte which occur independently of the control mode. The complex interplay of these two coupling terms is investigated as a function of operating parameters, and is illustrated by simulations in the bistable regime of an electrochemical reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2404-2411
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume145
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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