Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.14, No.4, 551-554, 2006
Electrochemical performance of Zn(002) and Zn(100) single crystals in 6.0mol center dot L-1 KOH
In this article, the electrochemical performance of the electrodes of zinc polycrystal, Zn(002) and Zn(100) single crystals were studied by the Tafel line extrapolation of the potentio-dynamic polarization curves, the cyclic voltammetry and the charge/discharge experiment. The results shows that in 6.0 mol(.)L(-1) KOH solution the corrosion rate of Zn polycrystal, Zn(100) and Zn(002) single crystals decreases in turn; and the reversibility and the charge/discharge performance of Zn single crystal was superior to Zn polycrystal. The dendrite growth of the surface of Zn polycrystal was easier than Zn single crystal during the stages of charge/discharge.