Fundamental Electrochemistry

Understanding the kinetics and the thermodynamics of a reaction occurring on an electrode is the general purpose of fundamental electrochemistry.

In this application, DC steady-state methods have been used such as: cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, chronocoulometry, chronopotentiometry, pulse voltammetry, square wave voltammetry and other current-potential techniques, which are all available.

Being able to simulate data or fit experimental data to extract kinetic and thermodynamic parameters is also important.

What is also of interest is the local properties of the electrodes and their local reactivities which determine their global behavior. In that sense, scanning probe microscopy can also be of interest.

The literature below provides knowledge and examples on how to use our instruments and our software within the field of fundamental electrochemistry.

Literature

Electrochemistry
AN#1 – Protocols for studying intercalation electrodes materials: Part I: Galvanostatic cycling with potential limitation (GCPL)
AN#2 – Protocols for studying intercalation electrodes materials: Part II: Potentiodynamic Cycling with Galvanostatic Acceleration (PCGA)
AN#3 – Galvanostatic Cycling with Potential limitation 4: Low Earth Orbit battery satellite protocol
AN#6 – Constant power technique (updated November 5, 2010)
AN#7 – Application of the bipotentiostat to an experiment with a rotating ring-disk electrode.
AN#8 – Impedance, admittance, Nyquist, Bode, Black, etc…
AN#9 – Linear vs. non linear systems in impedance measurements
AN#11 – Calculation of the platinum’s active surface
AN#12 – UV-Visible Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry coupling: Spectroelectrochemical experiment feasibility on a polypyrrol film
AN#13 – VMP3 and Quartz Crystal Microbalance coupling: mass measurement during a polypyrrol film deposition
AN#14 – ZFit and equivalent electrical circuits
AN#20 – Pseudo capacitance calculation (updated December 9, 2010)
AN#21 – Measurements of the double layer capacitance
AN#26 – Graphic Customization
AN#27 – Ohmic Drop: Part I: Effect on measurements
AN#28 – Ohmic Drop: Part II: Introduction to Ohmic Drop measurement techniques
AN#29 – Ohmic Drop Part III: Suitable use of the ZIR techniques?
AN#41-I – CV Sim-Simulation of the simple redox reaction (E)-Part I : The effect of the scan rate
AN#41-II – CV Sim-Simulation of the simple redox reaction (E)-Part II : The effect of the ohmic drop and the double layer capacitance
AN#46 – Dilatometer
AN#50-I – Math Reminder for electrochemists: I. The simplicity of complex number and impedance diagrams
AN#50-II – Math Reminder for electrochemists: II. The simplicity of Laplace transform
AN#52 – UFS-SEC: the spectroElectrochemical Cell for UV-Vis, NIR and IR measurement-( .pdf 208 Ko )
AN#55 – Interpretation problems of impedance measurements made on time variant systems
AN#56 – Electrochemical reaction kinetics measurement: the Levich and Koutecký-Levich analysis tools
AN#58 – Cycling battery with reference electrode by using the PAT-cell test cell

Local Electrochemistry Investigation
AN#4 – Post-treatment and optimization of area scan experiments
AN#5 – Introducing the Microscopic Image Rapid Analysis (MIRA) software
AN#7 – ac-SECM to investigate battery electrode materials in non-aqueous electrolyte
AN#8 – Graphical and analysis tools in M370/M470 software
AN#10 – dc- and ac-SECM Measurements on Si Nanowire Arrays
AN#11 – Measurement of a nano-patterned gold sample by ic-/ac-SECM
AN#12 – 3D Map production using the 3DIsoPlot software
AN#13 – Investigation of an interdigitated array electrode using ic-SECM
AN#14 – Introduction to the Modular Map Experiment: an Interdigitated Array electrode example
AN#15 – Introduction to the USB-PIO: measuring the effect of light on a live leaf
AN#16 – Intermittent Contact (ic) SECM for relief of major topographic features

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