Accession Number : AD0444068

Title :   ELECTRODICS,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA

Personal Author(s) : Bockris, J. O. M. ; Conway, B. E.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Electrochemistry is a broad subject deriving from the application of electrostatic principles to the physical chemistry of the dissolved state, the interfacial state, and to reaction kinetics. It divides itself into two areas, one of which is the study of processes which occur at the surface of an electronic conductor in contact with a liquid. This area is the subject of the present article, and the name Electrodics is proposed for it. There are analogies between the systems concerned here (metal-ion-solution) and those in Electronics (metal-electron-vacuum), just as ionic solutions of acids and bases (protons and proton defects) can be regarded as analogous to semiconductors (electrons and electron defects). The approach to research in Electrodics is similar to that made to heterogeneous reaction kinetics, i.e., catalysis, but with the rate constant exponentially dependent upon the potential difference across the metal-solution boundary. Electrodics is thus, in effect, 'catalysis with a controllable energy of activation'. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *SURFACES, SEMICONDUCTORS, ELECTRODES, CATALYSIS, ELECTRODEPOSITION, REACTION KINETICS.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE