limiting current
The limiting value of a faradaic current that is approached as the rate of the charge-transfer process is increased by varying the potential. It is independent of the applied potential over a finite range, and is usually evaluated by subtracting the appropriate residual current from the measured total current. A limiting current may have the character of an adsorption, catalytic, diffusion, or kinetic current, and may include a migration current.
PAC, 1974, 37, 499. 'Electrochemical nomenclature' on page 513 (
PAC, 1985, 57, 1491. 'Recommended terms, symbols, and definitions for electroanalytical chemistry (Recommendations 1985)' on page 1497 (