Influence of Electrolyte Resistance on Electrochemical Measurements and Procedures to Minimize or Compensate for Resistance Errors

    Published: Jan 1990

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    Electrolyte resistance is receiving increasing attention as a source of error in electrochemical measurements when not properly managed. This paper is designed as an introduction to, and summary of, this topic. A discussion of electrolyte resistance and its effect on the results of electrochemical measurements is presented. A broad spectrum of methods for minimizing or correcting the errors caused by electrolyte resistance is described. Several advanced ideas are also introduced. References are given to lead the reader to additional information.


    corrosion testing, electrochemical testing, electrolyte resistance, IR drop, IR compensation, current distribution, current interruption, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, AC impedance, potentiostatic testing

    Author Information:

    Hack, HP
    Metallurgists, David Taylor Research Center, Bethesda, MD

    Moran, PJ
    Associate professor, Corrosion and Electrochemistry Research Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Scully, JR
    Metallurgists, David Taylor Research Center, Bethesda, MD

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25279S

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