Electrochemical reduction of Tm ions in LiCl-KCl melt at liquid Zn electrodes
Fundamental Science on Nuclear Safety and Simulation Technology Laboratory,Harbin Engineering University Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology,Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering,Harbin Engineering University
摘要：The reduction of Tm（Ⅲ） on a liquid Zn electrode was investigated in a Li Cl-KCl melt via cyclic voltammetry,square wave voltammetry, and open circuit chronopotentiometry. On a liquid Zn electrode, the reduction mechanism of Tm（Ⅲ） ions is through one step with the exchange of three electrons via the formation of a Zn-Tm alloy. This differs from that on an inert electrode, as the reduction is Tm（Ⅲ） ions were though two consecutive steps. Galvanostatic electrolysis was carried out at a liquid Zn electrode at different current densities in a LiClKCl-TmCl3 melt. The Tm2Zn17 intermetallic compound was identified in the deposit, except in the Zn phase,by X-ray Diffraction（XRD）.
Supported by the High Technology Research and Development Program of China（No.2011AA03A409）； the National Natural Science Foundation of China（Nos.21103033,21101040,and 91226201）； the Fundamental Research funds for the Central Universities（No.HEUCF141502）； the Foundation for University Key Teacher of Heilongjiang Province of China and Harbin Engineering University（Nos.1253G016 and HEUCFQ1415）； the Special Foundation of China and Heilongjiang Postdoctoral Science Foundation（Nos.2013T60344 and LBH-TZ0411）；