Immersion measurements of potential of zero total charge (pztc) of Au(100) in an ionic liquid

Claus Müller, Soma Vesztergom, T. Pajkossy, Timo Jacob

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In order to determine the potential of zero total charge (pztc) we measured charging current transients upon immersing Au(100) into an ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMIPF6). In the current-time transients two sections could be identified, one attributed to double-layer charging, the other to spurious Faradaic or adsorption processes. The pztc, as determined from the short-time section, was found to be 0.4 V vs. Ag/AgCl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-515
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2016



  • Capacitance
  • Double layer
  • Impedance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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