2010 Volume 50 Issue 10 Pages 1466-1470
A solution resistance reduced solution flow type micro-droplet cell with co-axial dual capillary tubes was developed. A Pt counter electrode wire, 50 μm diameter, inserted in the inner capillary tube, successfully reduced solution resistance between the working and counter electrodes. The potentio-dynamic polarization measurements showed the electrochemical performance of developed droplet cell to be very similar to that of traditional macro sized electrochemical cells. The developed droplet cell was applied to obtain line profiles of a current at a constant potential across the surface of for cross-sections of model metal interfaces. The current changed at the model interface between deposited nickel and substrate, and the spatial resolution of the developed droplet cell was reduced with increasing scanning speed of the cell. The results reported in this paper suggest that this technique would be able to measure differences in corrosion resistance in welded metal components and base metals.