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Alejandro J. Arvia

Alejandro Jorge Arvia Stupenengo, Argentine electrochemist (La Plata 14 January 1928 – Villa Elisa, Buenos Aires Province 22 April 2021)

Authored over 800 papers, 19 books and many book chapters

Established new methodologies for quantitative management of biological data

With H.J. Schumacher authored pioneer works in the field of gas phase reaction kinetics in the presence of flourine

Gave contributions to matter transport theories on rotative, cylindric and conic electrodes with many citations

Developed mono-oriented noble-metal surfaces by simple application of periodic electrical potential disturbances 


With W.A. Egli, A. Visintin & W.E. Triaca. The development of faceting and roughening at platinum polyfacetted-single crystal electrodes in a chloroplatinic acid solution. Appl. Surf. Science 68(4):583-93, 1993

With A.H. Creus, P. Carro, S. Gonzalez & R.C. Salvarezzi. A new electrochemical method for determining the fractal dimension of the surface of rough metal electrodeposits: its application to dendritic silver surfaces. J. Electrochem. Soc. 139 (4):1064-79, 1992

With J.C. Canullo, H.L. Tignanelli & A. Plastino. A new approach for the relative surface free energy of cubic material with terrace, step and kink structures. Langmuir 7(6):1269-73, 1991

With T. Kessler, A. Visintin, M.R. de Chialvo & W.E, Triaca. The development of a cobalt oxide spinel structure overlayer on cobalt electrodes: a modified electrode surface electrocatalytic interest. J. Electroanal. Chem. Interf. Electrochem. 261(2); 315-29, 1989

The electrochemical faceting of metal surfaces – new rationale for surface-structure and roughening of metal-electrodes. J. Electrochem. Soc. 135(3):157, 1988

With E.V. Albano & H.O.Martin. Model for a novel metal-restructuring procedure. Phys. Review B 35 (17): 9341, 1987

With A. Visintin & W.E. Triaca. Electrochemical procedure for the development of large active surface area platinum electrodes with preferred crystallographic orientations. Electrochim. Acta 221 (1987)

With R.M. Cervino & W.E. Triaca. A novel effect. Changes in the electrochemical response of polycrystalline platinum promoted by very fast potential perturbations. J. Electrochem. Soc. 132 (1985)

With M.I.Florit & M.E. Martins. Application of a new equation for the specific adsorption of anions on noble-metals. An. Asoc. Quim. Arg. 71(4):361-79, 1983

With A.C. Chialvo & W.E. Triaca. Changes in the electrodemical response of noble metals produced by square-wave potential perturbations: a new technique for the preparation of reproducible electrode surface of interest in electrocatalysis. J. Electroanal. Chem. Interf. Electrochem. 146 (1):93-108, 1983  

With G. Paus & A.J. Calandra. Descripción de un circuito para voltametria ciclica y su aplicación. Anales Soc. Cien. Arg (1971)


With C.F. Zinola, A.M.C. Luna & W.E. Triaca. The influence of surfaces faceting upon molecular-oxygen electroreduction on platinum in aqueous solution. Electrochim. Acta 35:1627-32, 1994

With M.C. Arevalo, C. Gomis-Bas, F. Hahn, B. Beden & A. Arévalo. A contribution to the mechanism of “reduced” CO2 absorbates electrooxidation from combined spectroelectrochemical and voltammetric data. Electrochim. Acta (1994) 

With W.E. Triaca et al. Electroreduction of molecular oxygen on preferentially oriented platinum electrodes in acid solution. J. Appl. Electrochem. 24(2):119-25, 1994

The electrochemical behavior of hydrous palladium oxide layers formed at high positive potentials in different electrolyte solutions. J. Electroanal. Chem. 322:247-65, 1992

With M.E. Uflates, M.E. Folquer & J.R. Vilche. The influence of foreign cations on the electrochemical behavior of the nickel hydroxide electrode. J. Electrochem. Soc. 139:2697-04, 1992

With E. Custidiano, A. Plastino & L. Rebollo-Neira. Na inversion method based on information theory applied to quantitative analysis of complex H-adatom electrodesorption voltammograms. J. Electroanal. Chem. 2?7:1-12, 1990

With C.I. Eisner & R.C. Salvarezza. The influence of halide ions at submonolayer levels on the formation of oxide layer and electrodissolution of copper in neutral solutions. Electrochim. Acta 33:1735-41, 1988

With A. Visintin, J.C. Canullo & W.E. Triaca. Changes in real surface area, crystallographic orientation and morphology of platinum electrodes caused by periodic potential treatments: phenomenological approach. J. Electroanal. Chem (1988)

With J. Gómez Becerra & R.C. Salvarezza. Electrochemical behaviour of copper in aqueous solution containing ethyl xanthate. J. Appl. Electrochem. 17:779, 1987

With R.C. Salvarezza, N.D. Cristófaro & C. Pallotta. Stochastic and deterministic behavior of 316 stainless steel pitting corrosion in phosphate-borate buffer containing sodium chloride. Electrochim. Acta 32:1049, 1987

 With J. Gómez, L. Vasquez, A.M. Baró, N. Garcia, C.L. Perdriel & W.E. Triaca. Surface topography of (100)-type electro-faceted platinum from scanning tunnelling microscopy and electrochemistry. Nature 323:612, 1986

With M.R. Gennero de Chialvo. The electrochemical behaviour of copper in alkaline solutions containing sodium sulphide. J. Appl. Electrochem. 15:685-96, 1985

With V.D. Vazquez Moll, C.A. Acosta, R.C. Salvarezza & H.A. Videla. The kinetics and mechanism of the localized corrosion of mild steel in neutral phosphate-borate buffer containing sodium fluoride. Corr. Sci. 25, 1985

With R.M. Cervino & W. Vielstich. Scanning electron microscopy and voltammetry of preferentially oriented polycrystalline platinum surfaces. Surf. Science 153B:623-8, 1985

With V. Vazquez Moll, R.C. Salvarezza & H.A. Videla. A comparative pitting corrosion study of mild steel in different alkaline solutions containing salts with sulphur-containing anions. Corr. Sci. 24:751, 1984

With L.M. Gassa & J.R. Vilche. A potentiodynamic study of anodic film formation on nickel in borate solution. J. Appl. Electrochem. 13(2):135-45, 1983

With R.C. Salvarezza & H.A. Videla. The Electrodissolution and passivation of mild steel in alkaline sulphide solution. Corr. Science 22:815-29, 1982  

With J.J. Podesta & R.C.V. Piatti. Comparative electron microscopy (SEM) examination of Fe, Au and Zn electrodes surfaces polarized in different regions of potentiostatic I/E behavior (1982)

With T. Raboocal et al. Kinetics and mechanism of adsorbed ethylene electrooxidation on platinized platinum under potentiodynamic conditions. J. Electrochem. Soc. 126:218-26, 1979

With J.O. Zerbino & N.R. Tacconi. The activation and deactivation of iridium in acid electrolytes. J. Electrochem. Soc. 125:1266-76, 1978 

With A.J. Calandra N.R. de Tacconi & R. Pereiro. Potentiodynamic current/potential relations for film formation under ohmic resistance control. Electrochim. Acta 19:901-5, 1974

With S.L. Marchiano. Potential/Po-Diagrams of iron, cobalt and nickel in molten nitrite. Electrochim. Acta 17:861, 1972

With J.C. Bazan & J.S. Carrozza. Diffusion of ferro- and ferricyanide ions in aqueous potassium chloride solutions and in solutions containing carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt. (1968)

With J.C. Bazan & J.S. Carrozza. Electrochemical study of the diffusion of cupric ion in aqueous and aqueous glycerol solutions containing sulphuric acid. Electrochim. Acta 11:881-9, 1966

With W.E. Triaca. Electrolysis of molten nitrates on graphite electrodes: kinetics of the anodic reaction. Electrochim. Acta 11(8):975-86, 1966

With W.E. Triaca. Formation of a reversible cell in the electrolysis of molten silver nitrate. Electrochim. Acta 9(7):919-24, 1964   

With P. Cracco & M. Dole. ESR studies of free radical decay in irradiated polyethylene. J. Chem. Phys. 37:2449, 1962 

With J.M. Gomez Rodríguez, A.M. Baro, L. Vazquez, R.C. Salvarezza & J.M. Vara. Fractal surfaces of gold and platinum electrodeposition dimensionality determination by scanning tunneling microscopy 


Pergamon Electrochimica Acta Gold medal, International Society of Electrochemistry (2000)

Heyrovsky Medal, Czech Academy of Sciences (1990)

Luigi Galvani Medal, Societá Chmica Italiana (2001)

Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (1991)

President, International Society of Electrochemistry (1992-4)

Chemistry Nobel Prize nominee