This textbook covers the field of physical electrochemistry by introducing the reader to its central topics, including electrode kinetics and reactions, electrocapillarity, electrosorption, electrocatalysis, as well as the most important electrochemical methods. The book is a must-have for anyone wanting to learn more about the methods and their applications in related fields, such as corrosion, materials science, electroplating, nanotechnology and bioelectrochemistry.
Eliezer Gileadi has been a Professor of Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University since 1966 (Emeritus since 2000). He obtained his M.Sc. at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is a member of the Center for Electrochemical Science and Technology of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and Adjunct Professor at the Yeager Center of Electrochemical Science of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He received the Olin-Palladium Award of the Electrochemical Society and the Herzberg Memorial Prize of the National Research Council of Canada. He published two graduate level textbooks in Physical and Interfacial Electrochemistry and has been teaching these subjects for the past 40 years, and published some 180 papers and book chapters and five patents.
1 INTRODUCTION 2 THE POTENTIALS OF PHASES 3 FUNDAMENTAL MEASUREMENTS IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY 4 ELECTRODE KINETICS: SOME BASIC CONCEPTS 5 SINGLE-STEP ELECTRODE REACTIONS 6 MULTI-STEP ELECTRODE REACTIONS 7 SOME SPECIFIC EXAMPLES 8 THE IONIC DOUBLE-LAYER CAPACITANCE Cdl 9 ELECTROCAPILLARITY 10 NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ELECTROCATALYSIS 11 INTERMEDIATES IN ELECTRODE REACTIONS 12 UNDERPOTENTIAL DEPOSITION AND SINGLE-CRYSTAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY 13 ELECTROSORPTION 14 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES: 15 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES (2) 16 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES (3) 17 THE ELECTROCHEMICAL QUARTZ-CRYSTAL MICROBALANCE 18 CORROSION 19 ELECTROPLATING 20 ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE