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This chapter is part of the series ‘Cyclic Voltammetry – the Most Used Technique’. In this final chapter we delve into catalytic processes.
This chapter is part of the series ‘Cyclic Voltammetry – the Most Used Technique’. Here we explain what information can be read from a cyclic voltammogram (CV) and how.
This chapter is the first part of the series ‘Cyclic Voltammetry – the Most Used Technique’. This introductory chapter goes into detail on cyclic voltammograms.
Moving from passive potentiometric experiments to potentiostatic experiments by controlling the potential was an important development. However, the step that followed towards potentiodynamic experiments may have been even more important for modern electrochemistry. Potentiodynamic experiments made it easy to collect all the data needed for a plot of current I versus potential E. These plots are called a voltammogram and the technique used for measuring is called voltammetry. In a short period of time the cyclic voltammetry (CV) provides a lot of information and allows kinetic investigations. It is by far the most used technique by PalmSens customers. Experienced electrochemists read quite some information from the shape of a CV.