The influence of adsorption phenomena on the impedance spectroscopy of an electrolytic cell
Instituto de Fısica, Universidade de São Paulo, P.O. Box 66318, 05314-970, São Paulo, Brazil
Accepted: 17 January 2011
Published online: 10 February 2011
In this work we investigate the influence of the adsorption of ions on the impedance spectroscopy of an electrolytic cell. We consider that the positive and negative ions present in a dielectric liquid are adsorbed in the electrode surfaces with different adsorption energies. This difference in adsorption energies causes an additional plateaux in the limit of the low-frequency range of the real part of the impedance Z . In the same frequency range, a second minimum in the imaginary part of Z is predicted. The theory is illustrated with measurements of the impedance of an electrolytic solution in the frequency range from 10-2Hz to 1KHz. A comparison between the present model and others from the literature to describe the experimental results is also made.
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