The Use of Electrochemical Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (EC-STM) in Corrosion Analysis

Reference Material and Procedural Guidelines


  • R Lindstrom
  • V Maurice, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, France
  • L Klein
  • P. Marcus

The European Federation of Corrosion’s Working Party on Surface Science and the Mechanisms of Corrosion and Protection (EFC WP6) has defined, as one of its objectives, the development of a reference material and reference guidelines for the application of electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy (EC-STM) in corrosion science. The use of EC-STM to study the relationship between surface structure and surface reactivity in situ on electrodes in contact with an electrolyte is of major importance in corrosion research. This report describes the reference material and procedural guidelines required to use this technique effectively. STM-users are instructed how to obtain high resolution data on a carefully prepared copper single-crystal surface.
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All those concerned with corrosion research


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-235-3

Table of Contents

Background to the copper system; Surface preparation; Experiment preparation; Setting the microscope; Running the microscope; Moire pattern formation on Cu (111); Problems with imaging.