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Time-periodic oscillation reaction in an organic-solvent dominated electrolyte

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Abstract

Time-periodic phenomena widely exist in natural life sustaining systems but are rarely reported in highly efficient artificial electrochemical energy-harvesting systems. Herein, we observed for the first time the periodic oscillation reaction in organic-solvent dominated electrolytes that could be also derived from some electrochemical energy harvesting cells. Owing to different reaction activity and acidity in the organic solvent, the oscillation reaction could occur under milder pH conditions and exhibit better durability. Its influence on electric output and related differences from an aqueous B–Z reaction are discussed from a mechanism point of view. Our findings may contribute to smart self-oscillation materials and new strategies for highly efficient long-term energy harvesting.

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2017, accepted on 25 Sep 2017 and first published on 25 Sep 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05414A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 27643-27650
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    Time-periodic oscillation reaction in an organic-solvent dominated electrolyte

    Y. Chang, N. Zhang, Y. Yang, J. Du, X. Fan and C. Tao, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 27643
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05414A

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