Published Online: 12 OCT 2012
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Characterization of Materials
How to Cite
Bocarsly, A. B. 2012. Cyclic Voltammetry. Characterization of Materials. 1–14.
- Published Online: 12 OCT 2012
The qualitative aspect of cyclic voltammetry has made it a general tool for the evaluation of electrochemical systems. With regard to materials specifically, the technique has found use as a method for investigating the electro-synthesis of materials (including conducting polymers and redox-produced crystalline inorganics), the mechanism of corrosion processes, the electrocatalytic nature of various metallic systems, and the photoelectrochemical properties of semiconducting junctions. Here a general description of the cyclic voltammetric technique is provided along with some examples focusing on materials science applications.
- cyclic voltammetry;
- electrochemical cells;
- electrocatalytic mechanism