J. Electrochem. Sci. Eng.  

Impedance aspect of charge storage at graphite and glassy carbon electrodes in potassium hexacyanoferrate (II) redox active electrolyte

Katja Magdić, Višnja Horvat-Radošević, Krešimir Kvastek

Abstract


Different types of charge storage mechanisms at unmodified graphite vs. glassy carbon electrodes in acid sulphate supporting solution containing potassium hexacyanoferrate (II) redox active electrolyte, have been revealed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and supported by cyclic voltammetry experiments. Reversible charge transfer of Fe(CN)63-/4- redox reaction detected by assessment of CVs of glassy carbon electrode, is in impedance spectra indicated by presence of bulk diffusion impedance and constant double-layer/pseudocapacitive electrode impedance compared to that measured in the pure supporting electrolyte. Some surface retention of redox species detected by assessment of CVs of graphite electrode is in impedance spectra indicated by diffusion impedance coupled in this case by diminishing of double-layer/pseudo­capacitive impedance compared to that measured in the pure supporting electrolyte. This phenomenon is ascribed to contribution of additional pseudocapacitive impedance generated by redox reaction of species confined at the electrode surface.


Keywords


Graphite; Glassy carbon; Ferri/ferrocyanide redox couple; Charge storage; Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5599/jese.230



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