COMSOL Multiphysics® as a General Platform for the Simulation of Complex Electrochemical SystemsA. Lavacchi
Department of Chemistry, University of Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy
Microelectrodes demonstrate that modeling is crucial for understanding the behavior of complex electrochemical systems. The use of the finite element methods in electrochemistry may be of much more general interest for its ability to handle complex geometries. In this context a software such as COMSOL Multiphysics® allows a straightforward way to the set up models including coupling of phenomena from different branch of physics. We present here a variety of simulated electrochemical experiments with a special emphasis on diffusion and diffusion convection in electroanalytical device, magneto-electrochemistry, and the morphology evolution in metal electrodeposition.