THERMODYNAMICS OF THE VOLTA EFFECT FOR SURFACE FILMS.

D. G. Hall, B. A. Pethica

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Abstract

An explicit thermodynamic analysis of the Volta effect for a system including adsorbed films or spread monolayers is presented in terms of surface variables. From an appropriate fundamental equation, Maxwell relations are obtained describing the effect of an applied electric field on some of the parameters characterizing surface films. An explicit discussion is made for electrolyte solutions with spread or absorbed films

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-439
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Volume354
Issue number1679
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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