Electroless Growth of Aluminum Dendrites in NaCl-AlCl[sub 3] Melts

Li Qingfeng
1989 Journal of the Electrochemical Society  
The spontaneous growth of aluminum dendrites after deposition was observed and examined in sodium chloridealuminum chloride melts. The concentration gradient of A1C13 in the vicinity of the cathode surface resulting from electrolysis constitutes a type of concentration cell with aluminum dendrites as electrodes. The short-circuit discharge of the cell is found to be the driving force for the growth of aluminum dendrites. Such a concentration gradient is proposed to be one of the causes for
more » ... the causes for dendrite formation in the case of metal deposition.
doi:10.1149/1.2096377 fatcat:jkeqar7smvcrrb4i3tdfedhvha