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Title: A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry

Abstract

Despite the growing popularity of cyclic voltammetry, many students do not receive formalized training in this technique as part of their coursework. Confronted with self-instruction, students can be left wondering where to start. Here, a short introduction to cyclic voltammetry is provided to help the reader with data acquisition and interpretation. Tips and common pitfalls are provided, and the reader is encouraged to apply what is learned in short, simple training modules provided in the Supporting Information. Armed with the basics, the motivated aspiring electrochemist will find existing resources more accessible and will progress much faster in the understanding of cyclic voltammetry.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3290, United States
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Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1408158
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1508083
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0015303
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Education
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Education Journal Volume: 95 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9584
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Analytical Chemistry; Distance Learning; Self Instruction; Electrochemistry; Graduate Education; Graduate Research; Inorganic Chemistry; Inquiry-Based Discovery Learning; Textbooks; Reference Books; Upper-Division Undergraduate

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Elgrishi, Noémie, Rountree, Kelley J., McCarthy, Brian D., Rountree, Eric S., Eisenhart, Thomas T., and Dempsey, Jillian L.. A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry. United Kingdom: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00361.
Elgrishi, Noémie, Rountree, Kelley J., McCarthy, Brian D., Rountree, Eric S., Eisenhart, Thomas T., & Dempsey, Jillian L.. A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00361
Elgrishi, Noémie, Rountree, Kelley J., McCarthy, Brian D., Rountree, Eric S., Eisenhart, Thomas T., and Dempsey, Jillian L.. Fri . "A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry". United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00361.
@article{osti_1408158,
title = {A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry},
author = {Elgrishi, Noémie and Rountree, Kelley J. and McCarthy, Brian D. and Rountree, Eric S. and Eisenhart, Thomas T. and Dempsey, Jillian L.},
abstractNote = {Despite the growing popularity of cyclic voltammetry, many students do not receive formalized training in this technique as part of their coursework. Confronted with self-instruction, students can be left wondering where to start. Here, a short introduction to cyclic voltammetry is provided to help the reader with data acquisition and interpretation. Tips and common pitfalls are provided, and the reader is encouraged to apply what is learned in short, simple training modules provided in the Supporting Information. Armed with the basics, the motivated aspiring electrochemist will find existing resources more accessible and will progress much faster in the understanding of cyclic voltammetry.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00361},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Education},
number = 2,
volume = 95,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: (A) Homogeneous and (B) heterogeneous reduction of Fc⁺ to Fc. The energy of the electrons in the electrode is controlled by the potentiostat; their energy can be increased until electron transfer becomes favorable.

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