Application of probe beam deflection to study the electrooxidation of copper in alkaline media

Application of probe beam deflection to study the electrooxidation of copper in alkaline media

TitleApplication of probe beam deflection to study the electrooxidation of copper in alkaline media
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsGessie M Brisard, James D Rudnicki, Frank R McLarnon, Elton J Cairns
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume40
Issue7
Pagination859-865
Date Published05/1995
ISSN00134686
Keywordsalkaline solutions, copper, cyclic voltammetry, oxidation, probe beam deflection
Abstract

The reaction mechanism of the electrooxidation of copper was investigated in alkaline solutions, from pH 12 to 14, using probe beam deflection. The application of this technique simultaneously with electrochemical experiments provides useful information concerning the chemical species formed from electrochemical as well as chemical reactions involved during the formation and dissolution of copper oxides. The concentration gradients at the electrode-electrolyte interface provide distinctive patterns showing significant changes in the corrosion behavior of the copper with increasing pH.

DOI10.1016/0013-4686(94)00360-D
Short TitleElectrochimica Acta