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2nd Edition

Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

ISBN 9781439831120
Published April 16, 2012 by CRC Press
670 Pages 419 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.