Potential-induced structural deformation at electrode surfaces

Grunder, Yvonne ORCID: 0000-0002-5295-0927 and Lucas, Christopher A ORCID: 0000-0001-5743-3868
(2020) Potential-induced structural deformation at electrode surfaces. CURRENT OPINION IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY, 19. pp. 168-174.

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The atomic structure on the metal side of the electrochemical interface depends on the applied electric potential and the nature of the adsorbing species in the electrolyte solution. In this short article, we review some recent results probing surface stress and surface relaxation effects in single-crystal metal electrodes that are driven by potential changes. Both the potential and the structure in the electrolyte layers at the interface alter the metal electronic structure so that the surface in the electrochemical environment is strongly modified from the ultra-high vacuum counterpart. A methodology for linking experimental and theoretical approaches for a fundamental understanding of electrochemical reactions is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surface relaxation, Surface stress, Surface reconstruction, Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Surface x-ray diffraction, Electronic structure
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:58
DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2019.12.009
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3078769