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Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

2nd Edition

Edited by Allen J. Bard, Michael V. Mirkin

CRC Press

670 pages | 419 B/W Illus.

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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 during the last several years has been fueled by the introduction of new probes, commercially available instrumentation, and new practical applications. Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Second Edition offers essential background and in-depth overviews of specific applications in self-contained chapters.

Recent methodological advances have greatly increased the capacity of SECM to characterize interfaces at the nanoscale and to obtain molecular-level chemical information. This thoroughly updated edition retains original chapters describing the principles of SECM measurements, instrumentation, preparation of SECM probes, imaging methodologies, and theory and offers:

  • New chapters on studies of single biological cells, corrosion, electrocatalysis, and hybrid techniques
  • Descriptions of recent advances of SECM in several areas of current interest: biotechnological applications, nanofabrication and surface patterning, and molecular transport across films and membranes
  • Discussion of the ongoing shift from micrometer-scale experiments to the nanoscale

Useful for a broad range of interdisciplinary research—from biological systems to probing reactions at the liquid–liquid interface—this book is invaluable to all interested in learning and applying SECM.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Principles

Allen J. Bard


Fu-Ren F. Fan, Allen J. Bard, and Peixin He

Preparation of Tips for Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Fu-Ren F. Fan and Christophe Demaille

Scanning Electrochemical Microscopic Imaging

Fu-Ren F. Fan


Michael V. Mirkin and Yixian Wang

Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Reactions

Shigeru Amemiya

Visualizing and Quantifying Homogeneous Chemical Reactions in Electrochemical Processes

Patrick R. Unwin

Charge Transfer Processes at the Liquid–Liquid Interface

Michael V. Mirkin and Michael Tsionsky

Imaging Molecular Transport across Membranes

Henry S. White and Frederic Kanoufi

Potentiometric Probes

Guy Denuault, Geza Nagy, and Klara Toth

Biotechnological Applications

Benjamin R. Horrocks and Gunther Wittstock

Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy of Living Cells

Janine Mauzeroll and Steen B. Schougaard

Localized Flux Measurements and Kinetic Imaging at Interfaces

Patrick R. Unwin and Julie V. Macpherson

Applications of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy in Corrosion Research

Dennis E. Tallman and Mark B. Jensen

Micro- and Nanopatterning Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Daniel Mandler

Application to Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis and Surface Interrogation

Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez, Cynthia G. Zoski, and Allen J. Bard

Hybrid Scanning Electrochemical Techniques: Methods and Applications

Julie V. Macpherson and Christophe Demaille

Additional Recent Applications and Prospects

Allen J. Bard, Fernando Cortés Salazar, and Hubert H. Girault


About the Editors

Allen J. Bard was born in New York City in 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, where he spent his entire career.

His research interests involve the application of electrochemical methods to the study of chemical problems and include investigations in scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrogenerated chemiluminescence and photoelectrochemistry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic