Cyclic voltammetry

Frank Marken, Andreas Neudeck, Alan M. Bond

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Although one of the more complex electrochemical techniques [1], cyclic voltammetry is very frequently used because it offers a wealth of experimental information and insights into both the kinetic and thermodynamic details of many chemical systems [2]. Excellent review articles [3] and textbooks partially [4] or entirely [2, 5] dedicated to the fundamental aspects and applications of cyclic voltammetry have appeared. Because of significant advances in the theoretical understanding of the technique today, even complex chemical systems such as electrodes modified with film or particulate deposits may be studied quantitatively by cyclic voltammetry. In early electrochemical work, measurements were usually undertaken under equilibrium conditions (potentiometry) [6] where extremely accurate measurements of thermodynamic properties are possible. However, it was soon realised that the time dependence of signals can provide useful kinetic data [7].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroanalytical Methods: Guide to Experiments and Applications
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)9783642029141
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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