electrolytic conduction

electrolytic conduction

The passage of a direct current between metallic electrodes immersed in an ionized solution. In metals, the electric charges are carried by the electrons of inappreciable mass. In solutions, the electric charges are carried by electrolytic ions, each having a mass several thousand times as great as the electron. The positive ions move to the cathode and the negative ions to the anode.
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In addition, although the ionic conduction (here also called electrolytic conduction) existed mainly due to the hopping of [H.sup.+] on the material surface [15], the conducting film was discontiguous at low humidity.
As a result, the electrical conductivity would increase, because the water-related electrolytic conduction mainly functionalizes as a surface mechanism [23].