The electro-oxidation of methanol at platinum electrodes in acid solutions
thesisposted on 2018-10-18, 11:13 authored by Malcolm J. Willars
The oxidation of methanol at smooth and porous, platinum and platinum/tin electrocatalysts in sulphuric acid solutions has been studied. The methods employed include linear sweep voltammetry and potentiometry at stationary and rotating electrodes. A microprocessor-based instrumental technique has been developed, which allows the simultaneous acquisition of steady-state polarisation data and a.c. impedance measurements. This system was based around a programmable potential controller used in conjunction with a frequency response analyser. [Continues.]
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