electrocapillarity

electrocapillarity

[i‚lek·trō‚kap·ə′lar·əd·ē]
(physics)
A change in the surface tension of a liquid caused by an electric field at the surface.
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During the late 19th century, Gabriel Lippmann discovered electrocapillarity, and it has been a staple in the field of electrochemistry ever since.
This textbook covers the field of physical electrochemistry by introducing the reader to its central topics, including electrode kinetics and reactions, electrocapillarity, electrosorption, electrocatalysis, as well as the most important electrochemical methods.