Thiyagarajan, R. and Venkatakrishnaiyer, S. (1991) Effect of Beta Radiation on Mercury/Phosphoric Acid solution interface in the presence of thiourea. Bulletin of Electrochemistry, 7 (12). pp. 586-590. ISSN 0256-1654

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The effect of beta radiation on mercury/0.2NH3Po4 solution interface studied using capillary electrometer. Electrocapillary curves were obtained for different concentrations of thiourea using both radioactive and non radioactive H3PO4 as base electrolytes.It is found that there is enhanced adsorption from radioactive base electrolyte. Thermodynamic parameters such as charge on the metal surface (qM) and the surface excess of organic compound adsorbed (y org) have been evaluated for adsorption from both electrolytes. From the calculated adsorption data, by a graphical method as well as by a recently developed computer programme. From the intercept values of isotherm plots, free energies of adsorption for different values of qm have been evaluated. The above study clearly proves that the introduction of radioactive element in the base electrolyte affects only the extent of adsorption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beta radiation; Mercury-Phosphoric acid interface; Electrocapillary curves
Subjects: Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 07:37
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 07:37

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