The dependence of surface charge density on electrode potential was calculated following an earlier model analysis of the capacitance behavior of polycrystalline electrodes in solutions of surface-inactive electrolyte. It was found for strong crystallographic inhomogeneity that the formal value of electrochemical work function of a polycrystalline electrode is lower than the analogous value for the single-crystal face with the most negative point of zero charge. Values for the vacuum work functions and electrochemical work functions of polycrystalline electrodes are compared.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1983|