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Special Issue "Active Thermoelectrochemistry"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Peter Gr√ľndler

Professor emeritus, Rostock University, D-18051 Rostock, Germany and scientific coworker, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, D 01069 Dresden, Germany
Interests: electrochemistry at heated electrodes; chemical sensors; analytical chemistry; computer controlled electrochemical instrumentation, including software development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of thermoelectrochemistry has experienced a revival through a new direction commonly characterized as active thermoelectrochemistry. Prominent terms are, e.g., heated electrodes, hot-wire electrochemistry, sonoelectrochemistry or microwave electrochemistry. In all these new methods, temperature is used intentionally as an active parameter in an analogous manner to voltage or current.

Active thermoelectrochemistry does not mean just warming up or cooling down an electrochemical cell to study something at varied temperatures. Instead, localized regions in cells are preferred objects; consequently, non-isothermal cells are utilized. Electrodes are heated by Joule heat, by microwaves, by laser, or by friction. Further, heat is transferred in both directions by means of Peltier elements. Typically, localized regions with forced temperature inside non-isothermal electrochemical cells are the subject of investigations.

Heated or cooled electrode surfaces inside classical cells may provide results which otherwise would not be available. Volatile or unstable substances can be analyzed at increased temperatures without damaging the bulk content, and superheated water in local spots can be used as an ordinary solvent. Stripping analysis has been greatly improved this way, and electrochemoluminescence has proven successful at heated electrodes. Even a hot-tip electrode for SECM seems to be possible.

You are kindly invited to contribute to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Peter Gründler
Guest Editor

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical sensors
  • Hot-wire electrochemistry
  • Hot electrodes

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