Controlling ionic currents with transistor-like structure

Y. Zhang, H. Grebel

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Control scheme of ionic currents in a new three-terminal electrochemical cell is proposed. This is achieved by introducing a permeable, multi-layered structure which has electronic doping, such as, p-n-p or n-p-n between the typically two biasing electrodes. Ionic currents were controlled by applying a base voltage between the middle layer and an outer (working) electrode at a given potential between the two outer electrodes (fixed biasing potential). We demonstrated this approach for corrosion and plating processes, however, we envision that such construction may be useful for other membrane applications. copyright The Electrochemical Society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectron Transfer Reactions at Organic/Metal Interfaces
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Molecular Monolayer Modified Electrodes to Buried Polymer Metal Interfaces
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781566775298
StatePublished - 2006
Event209th ECS Meeting - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 7 2006May 12 2006

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Other209th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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