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Cyclic Voltammetry. The Complete Guide. Edition No. 1

  • Book

  • 350 Pages
  • January 2025
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 3048766
All-in-one learning resource on the topic of cyclic voltammetry, the most widely used technique in electrochemistry

Cyclic voltammetry is used in both academia and industry for investigating many different systems, such as chemical reactions, properties of biomolecules, thin films, and nanomaterials. This book contains the basics of cyclic voltammetry for the newcomers in the field. Written by a a well-known and respected electrochemist who is also an experienced author, sample topics covered within the book include: - The fundamentals of the technique - The complete range of applications of the technique - How to set up experiments - How to avoid common pitfalls

For Masters and PhD students entering the field, this book provides a thorough introduction to the important topic of cyclic voltammetry. Researchers in academic and industrial laboratories will also find value in the practical guidance contained within.

Table of Contents

A simple experiment: the instruments, the setup, and a first result
Pitfalls for the novice
Theory of linear and cyclic scan voltammetry
A single electron transfer
Single electron transfer coupled with chemical reactions
Multiple electron transfers
Complex mechanisms
The instruments
Electrochemical cells and electrodes
Function generators: Analog and digital voltage sources
Computer-controlled experiments
Evaluation of cyclic voltammograms
Numerical simulation
Pitfalls for advanced users
Appendix: Selected circuit diagrams
Symbols and Acronyms


Rudolf Holze Technical University Chemnitz, Germany.