electrochemical process

electrochemical process

[i‚lek·trō′kem·ə·kəl ′präs·əs]
(physical chemistry)
A chemical change accompanying the passage of an electric current, especially as used in the preparation of commercially important quantities of certain chemical substances.
The reverse change, in which a chemical reaction is used as the source of energy to produce an electric current, as in a battery.
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The technology, developed collaboratively by researchers at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, uses anodization, an electrochemical process, to create nano-sized pores that change the electrical charge and surface energy of a metal surface.
First, they grew a porous molybdenum oxide film onto a molybdenum substrate through room-temperature anodization, an electrochemical process with many uses but traditionally employed to thicken natural oxide layers on metals.
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An electrochemical process causes dissolution of some of the metal, which forms a soluble phosphate salt.
Fuel cells use an electrochemical process, similar to that in a battery, to transform a range of gaseous and liquid fuels into heat and power.
This session begins with a general examination of the corrosion of metal substrates and corrosion as an electrochemical process, a description of what must be present for corrosion to occur, and definitions of the basic types of corrosion.
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