ESR10: Episode One

Since I joined Warwick Electrochemistry & Interface Group, I have learnt a huge amount about the custom-made technique called Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy (SECCM). I am now using SECCM to perform some oxygen evolution reaction (OER) experiments on gold. I can produce some electrochemical maps with different resolutions. From these maps I can visually know the different reaction activity in different grains and I can also get some information in the grain boundaries. My understanding of electrochemistry has changed vastly over the last few months and it is proving far more interesting than I had imagined. Over the coming years I am really looking forward to making good progress engineering materials and I hope that through my work I can help to answer or clarify some of the important unresolved issues in electrochemistry.

Xiangdong Xu

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