Journal of Applied Electrochemistry (J APPL ELECTROCHEM)

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

The Journal of Applied Electrochemistry is the leading journal on technologically orientated aspects of electrochemistry. The interface between electrochemical science and engineering is highlighted emphasizing the application of electrochemistry to technological development and practice. The Journal publishes articles in fields such as cell design corrosion electrochemical reaction engineering the electrochemical treatment of effluents hydrometallurgy molten salt and solid state electrochemistry new battery systems solar cells and surface finishing. It also publishes review articles book reviews and news items and a comprehensive electrochemical events calendar.

Current impact factor: 2.41

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.409
2013 Impact Factor 2.147
2012 Impact Factor 1.836
2011 Impact Factor 1.745
2010 Impact Factor 1.494
2009 Impact Factor 1.697
2008 Impact Factor 1.54
2007 Impact Factor 1.417
2006 Impact Factor 1.409
2005 Impact Factor 1.282
2004 Impact Factor 0.982
2003 Impact Factor 0.923
2002 Impact Factor 1.117
2001 Impact Factor 0.785
2000 Impact Factor 0.825
1999 Impact Factor 0.912
1998 Impact Factor 0.928
1997 Impact Factor 1.003
1996 Impact Factor 0.731
1995 Impact Factor 0.689
1994 Impact Factor 0.926
1993 Impact Factor 0.826
1992 Impact Factor 0.927

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.25
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.43
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.51
Website Journal of Applied Electrochemistry website
Other titles Journal of applied electrochemistry (Online)
ISSN 0021-891X
OCLC 37787244
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Charge–discharge properties of sodium-ion batteries using the Na[FSA]–[C3C1pyrr][FSA] (FSA: bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide, C3C1pyrr: N–methyl–N–propylpyrrolidinium) ionic liquid were investigated over a temperature range of 273–363 K. NaCrO2 and hard carbon (HC) were used as positive electrode and negative electrode active materials, respectively, and their fundamental charge–discharge characteristics were examined with coin-type half-cells. A 1.5 mAh coin-type full cell composed of HC/NaCrO2 showed excellent cycle properties, maintaining 90 % of its initial capacity after 1000 cycles at 333 and 363 K. The 1.5 mAh full cell also exhibited a high charge–discharge energy efficiency of 97.5 % at 363 K and C/5 rate. A large-sized prismatic HC/NaCrO2 full cell with a capacity of 27 Ah was fabricated by a mass production process, and its performance was confirmed to be comparable with that of the 1.5 mAh coin-type cell. Graphical Abstract
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  • Honglei Zhang · Yibo Wang · Lihua Gao · Kezhi Wang
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    ABSTRACT: A new inorganic–organic hybrid film, consisting of a sandwich-type [ZnWMn2(H2O)2(ZnW9O34)2]12− (ZnWMn) polyanion and a hemicyanine cation of (E)-1,1′-(hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(4-(4-(dimethylamino)styryl)pyridinium) (H6), (ZnWMn/H6)n , has been deposited on quartz and indium-tin-oxide substrates through electrostatic self-assembly and studied by means of UV–vis spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and photoelectrochemical techniques. A uniformly deposition of the two film-forming components, evident bathochromic shift of visible absorption band of the films, compacted and ZnWMn-based quasi-reversible redox behaviours, large cathodic photocurrents of (ZnWMn/H6)n films are revealed. The effects of incorporation of ZnWMn as well as the experimental conditions including light intensities, applied bias potentials, electrolyte pH, and the film layer number on photocurrent generation of (ZnWMn/H6)n film are explored. Graphical Abstract A new hybrid electrostatically self-assembled film based on [ZnWMn2(H2O)2(ZnW9O34)2]12− (ZnWMn) polyanion and a hemicyanine cation of (E)-1,1′-(hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(4-(4-(dimethylamino)styryl)pyridinium) (H6) was uniformly deposited. The (ZnWMn/H6)n film-modified electrodes exhibited large steady cathodic photocurrent originated from excited H6*, but photocurrents generated from the (ZnWMn/H6)n film were enhanced by incorporating of ZnWMn anion.
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    ABSTRACT: The electrocatalytic behavior of glassy carbon (GC) electrode modified with ruthenium nanoparticles and ruthenium film was studied for electrochemical reduction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). The surface of GC electrode was modified via cathodic deposition of nanosized ruthenium at different potentials. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed two kinds of surface morphologies based on deposition potential: Ru nanoparticles-decorated GC at −0.3 V and Ru film-coated GC at −0.5 V versus Ag/AgCl. The electrochemical behavior of Ru nanoparticles and Ru film-modified GC electrodes in phosphate buffer solution containing NAD+ was investigated using voltammetric techniques. A prominent cathodic peak was observed on bare GC and Ru nanoparticles-modified GC at −1.2 V versus Ag/AgCl which was related to NAD+ reduction. The electrochemical response of Ru film electrode was reversible, exhibiting a reduction peak at ca. −1.0 V and an oxidation peak at ca. −0.55 V which was attributed mainly to the hydrogen evolution reaction. Electrochemical impedance analysis indicated lower charge transfer resistance of Ru film electrode for hydrogen evolution as compared to GC and Ru nanoparticle electrodes. Ru film-modified electrode was found less reactive than the nanoparticles-modified GC electrode for NAD+ reduction reaction due to hydrogen evolution reaction that proceeds exclusively on Ru film. Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: Cobalt tetraaminophthalocyanine was anchored covalently on carbon fiber using an easy and moderate one-step deamination method to obtain a supported heterogeneous catalyst (CoPc-CF). Studies were conducted to understand the CoPc-CF electrode’s electrochemical activity, and some typical organic contaminants including dyes, phenols, and carbamazepine could be removed efficiently in this system. This system exhibited a relatively high electrochemical activity over a wide pH range, and provided a nonradical pathway, which was completely different from the traditional electro-Fenton system. The CoPc-CF electrode has a high electrocatalytic activity over a wide reactant concentration range. Repetitive tests showed that CoPc-CF could maintain a high electrocatalytic activity over several cycles. The content of electrogenerated H2O2 during the electrocatalysis process was determined using a photometric method in which N,N-diethyl-phenylenediamine was oxidized by a peroxidase-catalyzed reaction. The possible reaction mechanism was proposed from an electron paramagnetic resonance spin-trap technique. These results show that the CoPc-CF electrode has potential application in wastewater treatment. Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: Li3V2(PO4)3 cathodes were prepared by applying a carbon coating and Y substitution using a rheological phase reaction process. X-ray diffraction was used to observe the structural properties of the synthesized powders. The presence of the carbon coating was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. The Y-doping amount plays a key role on the structure and electrochemical performance of Li3V2(PO4)3. The Li/Li3Y0.03V2(PO4)3/C cell displayed a discharge capacity of 158.8 mAh g−1 between 3.0 and 4.3 V versus Li at a current density of 0.1 C, which is ~30 mAh g−1 higher than that of the undoped Li3V2(PO4)3/C composites. The capacity retention was found to be 93.9 % after 50 cycles and the capacity of Li3Y0.03V2(PO4)3/C stayed around 100 mAh g−1 at a current density of 100 mA g−1. Graphical abstract The Li3V2(PO4)3/C samples (LVP) doped with different amounts of Y were synthesized. And the results show that the Y-doping amount plays a key role on the structure and electrochemical performance of Li3V2(PO4)3/C. The cycle performance of the samples is very good and the reversible capacity of the as-prepared Li3Y0.03V2(PO4)3/C is higher than the theoretical capacity (148.99 mAh g−1 after 50 cycles).
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    ABSTRACT: We report a facile and controllable approach to design anodic catalysts with different surface morphologies. The RuO2–TiO2 anodes are directly grown in situ on the surface of Ti substrate under certain hydrothermal conditions. X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectra, cyclic voltammetry, and linear scanning voltammetry (LSV) were used to scrutinize the electrodes and the electrochemical activity. The experimental results indicate that solvothermal crystallization in the presence of hydrochloric acid plays a critical role in regulating the catalyst size and microstructure during the nucleation and growth process of RuO2–TiO2. The designed RuO2–TiO2/Ti anode with a nano-flowerlike structure displays significantly enhanced activity toward anodic chlorine evolution reaction (CER) compared to the other two morphology anodes. Such excellent performance of RuO2–TiO2/Ti is explained in terms of the small charge transfer resistance and the unique surface structure with more active sites to be utilized during CER. Graphical abstract
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    ABSTRACT: Uniform cathode films were prepared with a Li-rich solid-solution (Li[Li0.2Ni0.18Co0.03Mn0.58]O2) cathode material and a water-based hybrid polymer binder (TRD202A, JSR, Japan) composed of acrylic polymer and fluoropolymer, carboxymethyl cellulose, and conducting carbon additive. The films exhibited stable charge/discharge cycling performances (average discharge capacity: 260 mAh g−1) when cycled between 4.8 and 2.0 V for 80 cycles. After 80 cycles in the chemical environment of Li-ion cells, a cathode film prepared with the water-based hybrid polymer binder showed longer-term reliability as well as higher electrochemical resistance when compared with a cathode film using the conventional polyvinylidene difluoride binder. Additionally, even without electrochemical pretreatment, the Al2O3 coating on the cathode surfaces improved the cycling stability by preventing the cathode surface from making direct contact with H2O. Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: This research aimed to investigate the effect of the calcination temperature and the CeO2 to nanotubes (CNTs) weight ratio on the performance of Pt/CeO2−CNTs hybrid nanotube for methanol oxidation. The catalysts were prepared by microwave-assisted polyol process. Electrochemical results showed that Pt/CeO2−CNTs hybrid nanotube catalyst with the calcination temperature of 280 °C and the weight ratio of 4:4 is more active and stable than others. The properties of catalyst were characterized by X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and scanning transmission electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy elemental mapping. The increased catalytic efficiency of Pt in the Pt/CeO2−CNTs hybrid nanotube catalysts resulted from its smaller Pt nanoparticles and good contact with CeO2 and CNTs simultaneously. Graphical abstract A novel Pt/CeO2−CNTs hybrid nanotube catalyst with CNTs and CeO2-supported Pt nanoparticles has been successfully prepared by the liquid-phase chemical deposition method. The Pt nanoparticles are homogeneously distributed over CeO2−CNTs-−HN supports through adsorbing adjacent to CeO2, which are homogeneously distributed over CNTs. Further, the Pt nanoparticles are inserted into voids formed by CeO2 other than deposited on CeO2 directly, contacting with CeO2 and carbon simultaneously.
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    ABSTRACT: The ability of alkali-substituted binders for composite Si and graphite negative electrodes to minimize capacity fade for lithium ion batteries is investigated. Polymer films and electrodes are described and characterized by FTIR following immersion in electrolyte (1:2 EC:DMC) for 24 h. FTIR analysis following electrode formation displayed similar alkali-ion-dependent shifts in peak location suggesting that changes in the vibrational structure of the binder are maintained after electrode formation. The Si and graphite composite electrodes prepared using the alkali-substituted polyacrylates were also exposed to electrochemical cycling and it has been found that the performance of the Na-substituted binder is superior to a comparable density K-substituted system. However, in comparing performance across many different electrode densities, attention needs to be placed on making comparisons at similar densities, as low-density electrodes tend to exhibit lower capacity fade over cycling. This is highlighted by a 6 % difference between a low-density K-substituted electrode and a high-density Na-substituted sample. This low variance between the two systems makes it difficult to quickly make a direct evaluation of binder performance unless electrode density is tightly controlled. Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: A carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced noble tin anode structure in which CNTs fasten the tin layer to a copper underlayer has been fabricated using plating techniques so as to improve the cyclability of lithium-ion batteries. In this process, a Cu/CNTs composite layer, on one side of which CNTs protrude from the surface, is formed using a reverse current electrodeposition technique. The surface of this composite layer is subsequently coated with a tin layer by a substitution-type electroless plating technique, resulting in the CNT-reinforced noble tin anode structure. The electrochemical characteristics of this noble tin anode structure have been evaluated and compared to those of a tin anode structure without CNTs. The noble tin anode structure shows significantly improved cyclability compared with the tin anode structure and maintains a higher reversible capacity of 591 mAh g−1, a value that is 1.6 times the theoretical capacity of graphite, even after 30 cycles. Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: Nanocomposites consisting of zeolitic imidazolate framework nanocrystals on graphene oxide (ZIF/GO) are prepared by a facile ultrasonic method under ambient conditions. Brunauer–Emmett–Teller specific surface area measurements show that surface areas of the graphene composites are greatly increased by the addition of the ZIF component. Electrochemical properties of the nanocrystal-modified electrodes are measured by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in 6 M KOH electrolyte. Nanocomposites of ZIF-8/GO and ZIF-67/GO exhibit high specific capacitance values up to 400 and 252 F g−1, respectively, much higher than that of each ZIF by itself. In addition to the good pseudocapacitive behavior, they exhibit excellent cycling performance, indicating that the ZIF nanoparticles grown on the surface of GO are beneficial to improving electrochemical properties. Graphical Abstract The ZIF nanocrystals grown on the surface of GO were beneficial to improving the electrochemical performance of the electrode materials.
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    ABSTRACT: Fabricating a composite capable of detecting multiple analytes is important for advancing rapid medical diagnosis technology to assist in treating illnesses. A dendrimer-encapsulated Pt nanoparticle carbon nanotube (Pt–DEN–PANI–CNT) composite-based electrochemical biosensor was fabricated for the detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), ascorbic acid (AA), and acetaminophen (AP), important for monitoring AP overdose-induced poisoning. Polyaniline (PANI) was used to coat single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which were then decorated with Pt-encapsulated, fourth-generation NH2-terminated poly(amidoamine) (G4-PAMAM) dendrimers. X-ray photoelectron (XPS) and attenuated total reflectance infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopies, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to characterize the nanocomposite material. Electrocatalytic activity of the Pt–DEN–PANI–CNT composite was studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometric (CA) techniques. Point-of-zero charge (PZC) measurements showed that the isoelectric point of the composite was at pH 6.8, an important parameter to consider in explaining differences in selectivity of the composite to these various analytes. Measured chronoamperometric signals for AA, H2O2, and AP were found in the concentration ranges of 10 μM–10 mM, 50 μM–8 mM, and 20 μM–1 mM, respectively. Within this series of analytes, the Pt–DEN–PANI–CNT composite can selectively detect both H2O2 and AP, separately, in the presence of the other analytes with rapid current response (<5 s) and good reproducibility. Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: To enhance the electrochemical performance, a conventional activated carbon supercapacitor is modified by adopting potassium-polyacrylate (PAAK) electrolyte additive on a glass fiber separator and by fabricating the activated carbon electrode on nickel foam instead of on conventional nickel foil as a current collector. The glass fiber separator plays the role of self-supporting PAAK-KOH hydrogel electrolyte with superior ionic conductivity. Moreover, the adoption of nickel foam strengthens the close contact between the active material and the current collector, reducing the interfacial resistance between electrode and electrolyte. As a result, the combination of glass fiber separator and nickel foam substrate can contribute to a great increase in the specific capacitance, to a value of over 200 F g−1, and to an enhancement of the high-rate capability of activated carbon supercapacitors. Graphical abstract
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    ABSTRACT: Nitridated LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 was prepared by a solid-state reaction followed by nitridation to investigate the effect of nitrogen on the structural and electrochemical performance of LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 cathode material for lithium-ion batteries. The structural and morphological features of the synthesized samples were characterized by various techniques. X-ray photoelectron spectrometer analysis revealed the existence of a trace amount of nitrogen on the surface and slight changes in Mn and Ni valence states. Electrochemical studies on the nitridated LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 was conducted using the galvanostatic charge–discharge process and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The nitridated LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 exhibited enhanced cyclability and rate capability compared with LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4, which originated from the improved electrical conductivity caused by increased proximity between active Ni redox centers as well as the increased number of Mn3+ hopping carriers. Graphical abstract
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, a uniform heterojunction of cupric oxide/cuprous oxide was decorated on the surface of carbon fibers by electrochemical method (CuO/Cu2O/CDs/CFs). Methyl-β-cyclodextrin was first grafted on the surface of carbon fibers (CDs/CFs). Cubic cuprous oxide was electrodeposited on the surface of (Cu2O/CDs/CFs) in 0.1 M KNO3, the cuprous oxide was then partly anodized to cupric oxide to form a heterojunction of cupric oxide/cuprous oxide with a burr shape (CuO/Cu2O/CDs/CFs). The obtained materials were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques. The potential application in pollution treatment was further investigated, and the prepared CuO/Cu2O/CDs/CFs could be a promising adsorbent/photocatalyst toward the uptake and degradation of 2, 6-dichlorophenol (2, 6-DCP). Graphical Abstract
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    ABSTRACT: This work describes optimized conditions for the use of cellulose acetate (CA), a naturally derived polymer, in gel electrolytes (GEs) for electrochromic devices (ECDs). The GEs were doped with lithium perchlorate (LiClO4) as a supporting salt electrolyte and propylene carbonate as a solvent. The conductivity of GEs with varying CA concentration was evaluated by a conductivity meter to determine the effectiveness of electrolyte ion transport in the GE matrix. Then, we employed poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) thin films as an electrochromic layer on an ITO substrate. The P3HT film served as the main cathodic electrochromic layer, the GE as an ion conducting layer, and a piece of bare ITO substrate as an anodic electrochromic layer. We evaluated the stability of the P3HT film by measuring the optical and electrochemical properties of P3HT thin films on ITO in GEs through UV–Vis and cyclic voltammograms obtained during application of potential to the films. Current/voltage data and related performance for ECDs were investigated. The results showed that the prepared GEs have high stability within the operative potential window for ECDs. The electrochromic polymer films operated with the prepared GE showed good stability with fully reversible color change for more than 1000 cycles without polymer film or GE degradation. This work shows the first example of the use of GE with a natural polymer matrix in electrochromic devices and demonstrates their reliability under repetitive switching of applied voltage for up to 1000 cycles. Graphical Abstract
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