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Random Energy Barrier Model for AC Electrode Conductivity

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Batalioto, F. [1] ; Figueiredo Neto, A. M. [1] ; Barbero, G. [2, 3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Rua Matao 1371, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Politecn Torino, Dipartimento Sci Applicata, Corso Duca Abruzzi 24, I-10129 Turin - Italy
[3] Natl Res Nucl Univ MEPhI Moscow Engn Phys Inst, Kashirskoye Shosse 31, Moscow 115409 - Russia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 123, n. 11, p. 6650-6654, MAR 21 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

We investigate the electric response of an electrolytic cell of water and KCl, limited by gold electrodes, to derive information on the role of the electrodes in the spectra of the real and imaginary parts of the electric impedance of the cell. Our experimental data can be interpreted by means of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck model with Ohmic boundary conditions for the electrodes, where the surface conductivity is consistent with that derived by a random-walk model for the charge exchange on the electrodes. By using a best-fit procedure, the direct current (DC) conductivity and the hopping time are determined. The measurements have been performed in the absence and presence of a DC bias. In the absence of DC bias, the agreement between the theoretical predictions and the experimental data is good over the full explored frequency range. On the contrary, in the presence of the DC bias, the theoretical predictions in the low frequency range do not describe the experimental results very well and the agreement decreases, increasing the value of the bias. This result indicates that the hopping phenomenon describing the conduction across the electrodes has peculiar characteristics different from those of the bulk. The dependence of the hopping time and of the DC conductivity on the electric field is reasonably well described by the existing models proposed for the hopping conduction in the bulk. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57685-7 - NICT of Complex Fluids (IFCx)
Grantee:Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/13616-4 - Optical and structural properties of elastomers and complex fluids of biological interest
Grantee:Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants