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Electrochemistry and Sensors

Introductory description

This module provides a grounding in the fundamentals of electrochemistry, electroanalytical techniques and sensor technology. The module encompasses potentiometric methods, voltammetric/amperometric techniques, microfluidic/flow devices. Electrochemistry aspects draw on Warwick’s major strengths in this area and include developments in ion selective electrodes, electrode kinetics and mass transport and key techniques, such as linear sweep and cyclic voltammetry, hydrodynamic electrodes, stripping voltammetry, ultramicroelectrodes and array devices. Lectures and problems classes are supplemented by laboratory sessions which provide students with practical hands-on experience.

Assessment group C2
  Weighting Study time
Lab reports 25%  
Lab report 25%  
Written Examination (Locally Held) 50%
Indicative reading list

Lifting the lid on the potentiostat: a beginners guide to electrochemical circuitry and practical operation,
A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00361
Microelectrodes, R. J. Forster, Chem. Soc. Rev., 1994, 289.
Electroanalysis, Oxford Chemistry Primer, Christopher Brett and Ana Maria Oliveira Brett