Theory of chemical kinetics and charge transfer based on nonequilibrium thermodynamics.

  title={Theory of chemical kinetics and charge transfer based on nonequilibrium thermodynamics.},
  author={Martin Z. Bazant},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  volume={46 5},
  • M. Bazant
  • Published 8 August 2012
  • Chemistry
  • Accounts of chemical research
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