Theory of cyclic voltammetry for electrochemical nucleation and growth
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The theory of cyclic voltammetry for processes of 3D nucleation, diffusion-controlled growth, and dissolution is proposed. The cases of single metal cluster formation and multiple nucleation are studied. The main features of cyclic voltammograms are analyzed: current increase on forward scan during nucleation, nucleation loop, maximum cathode current on reverse scan, and anodic peak of metal stripping.
KeywordsCyclic voltammetry Nucleation Growth Nucleation loop
The study is supported by Russian Science Foundation grant (project No. 16-13-00061).