Simultaneous oscillations of surface energy, superficial mass and electrode potential in the course of galvanostatic oxidation of formic acid

G. G. Láng, M. Seo, K. E. Heusler

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Simultaneous oscillations of electrode potential, surface mass and specific surface energy have been detected in the course of galvanostatic oxidation of formic acid on platinum by using a Koesters laser interferometer combined with an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance. Changes of surface energy data measured with the electrochemical Koesters laser interferometer and with the electrochemical bending beam technique are shown to be equivalent. Problems related to the interpretation of the measured data are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2005



  • Bending beam method
  • Formic acid
  • Koesters laser interferometer
  • Superficial mass
  • Surface energy
  • Surface stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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