By John O’M. Bockris, Shahed U. M. Khan (auth.)
The beginning of this booklet lies in a time earlier than one of many authors (J. O'M. B.) left the college of Pennsylvania certain for the Flinders collage. His collaboration with Dennis Matthews on the collage of Pennsylvania had contributed a unique experimental datum to the quantum thought of elec trode tactics: the difference of the separation issue with power, that may purely be interpreted by way of a quantum conception of electrode kinetics. The authors got here jointly due to grad~ate paintings of 1 of them (S. U. M. K.) at the quantum mechanics and picture points of elec trode techniques, and this booklet was once written in the course of a postdoctoral fellowship held via him on the Flinders college. Having acknowledged the book's beginning, it's valuable mentioning the rational izations the authors had for writing it. traditionally, quantization in elec trochemistry begun very early (1931) within the functions of the quantum concept to chemistry. (See the old desk on pages xviii-xix.) there has been thereafter a cessation of labor at the quantum conception in electrochemistry until eventually a continuum dielectric point of view, in keeping with Born's equation for solvation power, started to be constructed within the Fifties and snowballed through the 1960s.