James F. Rusling received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Drexel University in 1969. After several years as an analytical chemist at Sadtler Research Labs and Wyeth Pharmaceutical Co. he earnedhis Ph.D. from Clarkson University in 1979. He then joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut where he is now Professor of Analytical Chemistry. His research interests include electrochemistry in organized media, bioelectrochemistry, electrochemical solutions to environmental problems, computer modeling of chemical data, photoelectrocatalysis, and surface spectroelectrochemistry.
Characterizing Materials with Cyclic Voltammetry†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 12, pages 922–930, December 1994
How to Cite
Rusling, J. F. and Suib, S. L. (1994), Characterizing Materials with Cyclic Voltammetry. Adv. Mater., 6: 922–930. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940061204
The authors wish to thank the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences (SLS) and the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences of NIH and the National Science Foundation (JFR) for the support of much of their research discussed herein. Helpful discussions with Professor Brenda R. Shaw are greatly appreciated.
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 20 MAY 1994
- Manuscript Received: 3 FEB 1994
Cyclic voltammetry (CV) is a dynamic electrochemical method for measuring redox events. This summary of recent developments in the use of CV in materials science will be particularly useful for newcomers to the field. Following an introduction to the principles of CV, the current status of investigations of various types of materials are considered : microporous materials, semiconductors. polymer electrode coatings–with a view towards applications in sensors and catalysis–and surfactant films.