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Carbon in Electrochemistry: Faraday Discussion 172

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Carbon is ubiquitous in electrochemical research and has played an important role in the development of the discipline. Carbon paste and glassy carbon electrodes have been indispensable in electroanalysis as cheap alternatives to noble metals. The development of the carbon fibre microelectrode revolutionised the use of electrochemical measurements in investigating biological function. In recent years the use of carbon in more novel forms (e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene) has impacted on all areas of fundamental and applied electrochemistry and this is likely to continue into the future. Advanced electrochemical techniques such as scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrochemical AFM and spectroelectrochemistry have moreover increased our understanding of the interfacial properties of traditional carbon electrode materials.

Carbon also plays an important role in technologically applied areas of electrochemistry - in energy generation and storage and catalyst support. The use of carbon electrodes thus spans a range of disciplines, from materials chemists, engineers and physicists as well as those engaged in more traditional aspects of electrochemistry. The subject area is of both academic and technological relevance. This title will also be of relevance to researchers investigating energy, water and health.

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Faraday Discussions

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  • Graphene, carbon nanotubes and carbon at the nanoscale
  • Diamond and sp3 carbons in electrochemistry
  • Carbon electrodes in electrochemical energy technology
  • Understanding and controlling the carbon interface
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11 Dec 2014
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Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2012) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.82.