Study of electrochemical interfaces by transient reflecting gratings

Akira Harata, Takahiro Kawasaki, Masaki Ito, Tsuguo Sawada

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Picosecond photothermal/photoacoustic measurement of gold interfaces in some aqueous solutions of electrolytes was carried out using a transient reflecting grating (TRG) method. As the electric potential became more anodic, the TRG-induced diffracted-light intensity increased above that expected from the reflectivity change, and the transient waveform also changed, both in the electrical double-layer and Faradaic oxidation regions. These changes were related to the anions in the supporting electrolyte. These results are discussed with respect to the photothermal and photoacoustic effects at the nanometer-scale interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy


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