Research interests: Interfaces between immiscible electrolyte solutions: interfacial structure, kinetics of ions transport and equilibrium conditions. The goal is two fold - direct analytical applications and understanding of physical chemistry of the system. The main techniques used are voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, quartz crystal microbalance, and X-ray scattering in collaboration at the APS at Argonne National Laboratory.
The knowledge of impedance methods is also used in studies of metal oxide surfaces, in particular those of noble metals, aluminum, zirconium and titanium as well as oxide membranes in high-temperature fuel cells.
Some research is also devoted to assist corrosion studies, in particular in pipeline industry.
The impedance studies are also used to characterize new types of conductometric gas sensors.
Inception: 21 August 1998