Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2011, 76, 1825-1854
Published online 2012-01-23 10:21:33

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to the study of surface processes

Manuela Rueda Rueda and Francisco Prieto Dapena*

Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, C. Profesor García González 2, 41012 Sevilla, Spain


The application of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to the study of surface electrode processes is reviewed. The impedance expressions and the physical meaning of the parameters included in them are shown for three surface processes: adsorption kinetics, diffusion towards partially blocked electrodes and surface confined redox reactions. The models are applied to selected examples, showing the capability of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to obtain fundamental kinetic information of these processes. A review with 83 references.

Keywords: Electrochemistry; Adsorption; Kinetics; Ion channels; Electron transfer; Surface processes; EIS.

References: 84 live references.