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Chiral Magneto-Electrochemistry

Department of Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Institute of Molecular Science (ICMOL), University of Valencia, 46980 Paterna, Spain
Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari”, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Vivarelli 10, 41125 Modena, Italy
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Magnetochemistry 2018, 4(3), 36;
Received: 10 June 2018 / Revised: 3 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 18 August 2018
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Magneto-electrochemistry (MEC) is a unique paradigm in science, where electrochemical experiments are carried out as a function of an applied magnetic field, creating a new horizon of potential scientific interest and technological applications. Over time, detailed understanding of this research domain was developed to identify and rationalize the possible effects exerted by a magnetic field on the various microscopic processes occurring in an electrochemical system. Notably, until a few years ago, the role of spin was not taken into account in the field of magneto-electrochemistry. Remarkably, recent experimental studies reveal that electron transmission through chiral molecules is spin selective and this effect has been referred to as the chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect. Spin-dependent electrochemistry originates from the implementation of the CISS effect in electrochemistry, where the magnetic field is used to obtain spin-polarized currents (using ferromagnetic electrodes) or, conversely, a magnetic field is obtained as the result of spin accumulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: magneto-electrochemistry; CISS; spin; chirality; spin-dependent electrochemistry magneto-electrochemistry; CISS; spin; chirality; spin-dependent electrochemistry

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Kumar, A.; Mondal, P.C.; Fontanesi, C. Chiral Magneto-Electrochemistry. Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 36.

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