The analysis of the electrical impedance of an electrolytic cell in the shape of a slab is performed. We have solved, numerically, the differential equations governing the phenomenon of the redistribution of the ions in the presence of an external electric field, and compared the results with the ones obtained by solving the linear approximation of these equations. The control parameters in our study are the amplitude and the frequency of the applied voltage, assumed a simple harmonic function of the time. We show that for the large amplitudes of the applied voltage, the actual current is no longer harmonic at low frequencies. From this result it follows that the concept of electrical impedance of a cell is a useful quantity only in the case where the linear approximation of the fundamental equations of problem work well.
|Titolo:||On the concept of electrical impedance for an electrolytic cell|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/15421400701826092|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|