A mechanism for brightening - Linear stability analysis of the curvature-enhanced coverage model

GB McFadden, SR Coriell, TP Moffat, D Josell, D Wheeler, W Schwarzacher, JJ Mallett

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

39 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This work presents experiments and theory describing a mechanism for how brighteners in electrolytes function. The mechanism involves change of local coverage of a deposition rate-enhancing catalyst adsorbed on the surface through change of local surface area during growth as well as accumulation and consumption. A first-order perturbation analysis shows the surface is stable against growth of perturbations for all wavelengths below a critical value that is deposition-condition dependent. The model predictions are shown to be consistent with the experimental results.
Translated title of the contributionA mechanism for brightening - Linear stability analysis of the curvature-enhanced coverage model
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C591 - C599
Number of pages9
JournalJ. Electrochem. Soc
Volume150 (9)
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Electrochemical Society Inc

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A mechanism for brightening - Linear stability analysis of the curvature-enhanced coverage model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this