Faculty Advisor

Fehribach, Joseph D.

Abstract

This report introduces and examines a mathematical model for the diffusion-reaction-conduction process in a porous electrode. The model is applicable to electrodes with two slow, rate-determining reactions, one taking place at the solid-electrolyte interface and the other taking place in the electrolyte phase. The process is modeled in terms of three component potentials. The current density is proven to be bounded, and the values of the component potentials are shown to be continuous. The information in this report shows that one can measure the current produced by electrodes with two slow reactions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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