3rd Edition

Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Edited By Allen J. Bard, Michael V. Mirkin Copyright 2022
    618 Pages 328 Color & 147 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    618 Pages 328 Color & 147 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Because of its simplicity of use and quantitative results, Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) has become an indispensable tool for the study of surface reactivity. The fast expansion of the SECM field over several years has been fueled by the introduction of new probes, commercially available instrumentation, and new practical applications. Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Third Edition offers essential background and in-depth overviews of specific applications in self-contained chapters.

    The vitality and growing popularity of SECM over the past 30+ years have largely been determined by its versatility and capability to remain useful in the changing scientific and technological environments. New applications reported during the last decade reflect significant current activity in biomedical and energy-related research. This thoroughly updated edition provides up-to-date comprehensive reviews of different aspects of SECM.

    New chapters by renowned professionals in the field cover recent advances in different areas of SECM including nanoSECM, surface reactions and films, batteries, and fuel cells. Expanded coverage of electrocatalysis and surface interrogation as well as photoelectrochemistry and photoelectrocatalysis are also provided.

    Useful for a broad range of interdisciplinary research—from biological systems to nanopatterning—this book is invaluable to all interested in learning and applying SECM.

    1 Introduction and Principles

    Allen J. Bard

    2 Tip Preparation and Instrumentation for Nanoscale Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

    Jiyeon Kim and Kevin C. Leonard

    3 Scanning Electrochemical Microscopic Imaging

    Kevin C. Leonard, Tess Seuferling, Jiyeon Kim, and Fu-Ren F. Fan

    4 Theory

    Michael V. Mirkin and Yixian Wang

    5 Heterogeneous Electron-Transfer Reactions

    Shigeru Amemiya

    6 Electrocatalysis and Surface Interrogation

    Hyun S. Ahn, Cynthia G. Zoski, and Allen J. Bard

    7 Nanoscale SECM

    Xiang Wang, Gaukhar Askarova, and Michael V. Mirkin

    8 Molecular Transport in Membranes

    Mei Shen and Shigeru Amemiya

    9 Potentiometric Probes

    Guy Denuault, Geza Nagy, and Klara Tóth

    10 Biotechnological Application of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

    Benjamin R. Horrocks and Gunther Wittstock

    11 Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy of Living Cells

    Changyue Du, Thilini Suduwella, Isabelle Beaulieu, Steen B. Schougaard, and Janine Mauzeroll

    12 Surface Reactions and Films

    Jean-Marc Noël and Philippe Hapiot

    13 SECM Techniques for Locally Interrogating the Photocatalytic Activity of Semiconducting Materials for Solar-Driven Chemical Transformations

    Caleb M. Hill and Shanlin Pan

    14 Micro and Nanopatterning: Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM)

    Daniel Mandler

    15 Micro and Nanopipettes for Electrochemical Imaging and Measurement

    Kristen Alanis, Sasha Elena Alden, Lane Allen Baker, Edappalil Satheesan Anupriya, Henry David Jetmore, and Mei Shen

    16 Application to Batteries and Fuel Cells

    Zachary T. Gossage, Kendrich O. Hatfield, Yuanya Zhao, Raghuram Gaddam, Dipobrato Sarbapalli, Abhiroop Mishra, and Joaquín Rodríguez-López

    17 Hybrid Scanning Electrochemical Techniques: Methods and Applications

    Christine Kranz and Christophe Demaille

    18 Additional Recent Applications and Prospects

    Andreas Lesch, Allen J. Bard, and Hubert H. Girault


    Allen J. Bard, Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair Professor and director of the Center for Electrochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, USA Allen J. Bard was born in New York City on December 18, 1933 and grew up and attended public schools there, including the Bronx High School of Science (1948-51). He attended The City College of the College of New York (CCNY) (B.S., 1955) and Harvard University (M.A., 1956, PhD., 1958). He joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1958, and has spent his whole career there. He has been the Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry at UT since 1985. He spent a sabbatical in the CNRS lab of Jean-Michel Savéant in Paris in 1973 and a semester in 1977 at the California Institute of Technology, where he was a Sherman Mills Fairchild Scholar. He was also a Baker lecturer at Cornell University in the spring of 1987 and the Robert Burns Woodward visiting professor at Harvard University in 1988. He has worked as mentor and collaborator with 75 Ph.D students, 17 M.S. students, 150 postdoctoral associates, and numerous visiting scientists. He has published over 900 peer-reviewed research papers, more than 80 book chapters and other publications, authored 3 books, and has received over 30 patents. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Chemical Society 1982-2001.


    Michael V. Mirkin, Professor of Chemistry, Queens College at the City University of New York, USA Michael V. Mirkin is professor of chemistry at Queens College, City University of New York. His professional interests are in the application of electrochemical methods to solving problems in physical and analytical chemistry and include charge-transfer reactions at solid–liquid and liquid–liquid interfaces, electrochemical kinetics, and nanoelectrochemistry. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and co-edited the first monograph on scanning electrochemical microscopy. He earned a PhD in electrochemistry (1987) from Kazakh State University (former USSR) and did postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin from 1990 to 1993.