What is it about?

This paper explains the basics and how to perform cyclic voltammetry (CV): a plot of current against voltage. CV is a powerful technique for characterising and carrying out electrochemical reactions at electrically conducting surfaces, e.g., metals. Many examples are described in this paper.

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Why is it important?

The reactivity of metals and other conducting surfaces can be assessed using this technique. It can also be used for growing coatings on such surfaces.


A free post-print version of the paper will be available here shortly in the Resources section (right-hand-side panel).

Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

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This page is a summary of: Cyclic Voltammetry at Metal Electrodes, Transactions of the IMF, January 1995, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/00202967.1995.11871062.
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