A critical review of electrochemical noise measurement as a tool for evaluation of organic coatings

Sina S Jamali, Douglas J Mills

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The simplicity of measuring equipment and versatility of data analysis makes electrochemical noise measurement an ideal technique for acquiring electrochemical information about the corrosion behavior of a painted metal relatively quickly. Hence the method has great potential for use in the laboratory as well as in field situations. However, special care must be taken in choosing data acquisition parameters, reference electrodes and symmetry of electrodes in order to achieve reproducible measurements. These areas have been discussed in this review along with methods of data analysis, alternative electrode configurations for on-site measurements and novel applications of the technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-37
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Organic Coatings
Early online date1 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016



  • Electrochemical noise measurement
  • cell configurations
  • organic coatings
  • reference electrode
  • electrode asymmetry
  • field measurement

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