Special Issue "Ultramicroelectrode Electrochemistry - Theory and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)
Prof. Dr. Michael Lyons
School of Chemistry, Main Chemistry Building, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Interests: electrochemical water splitting; nano-structured metal oxide materials for water oxidation and oxygen reduction; electrochemical kinetics of multistep electron transfer reactions; biosensors; electroactive polymer electrochemistry; electrochemical biosensors; electrochemical energy conversion; electrochemical kinetics; mathematical modelling; mathematical modelling electrochemical systems; nanochemistry; nanotechology; nanotubes
Ultramicroelectrodes (UMEs) have been used in electrochemistry for more than twenty five years and much has been accomplished in this time both from the theoretical and applications viewpoint. UMEs are electrodes with characteristic dimensions on the micrometer or sub-micrometer scale. The current push is to make the size scale of microelectrodes still smaller and in some cases electrodes of a nanometer scale have been developed. Small size implies faster double layer charging, reduced Ohmic loss and high mass transport rates. Forster and Keyes (Forster, R.J.; Keyes, T.E. In Handbook of Electrochemistry; Zoski, C.G., Ed.; Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007; Chapter 6, pp. 155-188) have correctly noted that the latter properties have resulted in the extension of electrochemical boundaries into ultra small length scales, and nanosecond timescales with the resulting revolutionary advance in the measurement of kinetic, thermodynamic and electroanalytical measurements.
The time is now right to take stock of what has been accomplished both in the development of theory to describe the behavior of UMEs and in the application of the latter to electrochemical sensors and electroanalysis. The forthcoming special issue of Sensors entitled ‘Ultramicroelectrode Electrochemistry—Theory and Applications’ will serve as a forum to record recent developments, to present an overview of past accomplishments, and to suggest future directions in this exciting area.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2013. All papers submitted and accepted for publication before this date will be immediately published and gathered together on the website of the special issue. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are refereed through a peer review process. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.Dr. Mike Lyons
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