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Hydrodynamically modulated rotating disk electrodes


Ball, Denice (1985) Hydrodynamically modulated rotating disk electrodes. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/wg42-fk22.


Hydrodynamically modulated rotating disk electrodes (HMRDE) have been studied and utilized with a basic system. Experimental results follow the theoretical predictions fairly closely with a few exceptions. HMRDE is useful in reducing complications due to background currents. The goal of HMRDE in this report is separation of currents due to surface responses from diffusion controlled currents. Some measure of success was obtained by incorporation of Ru(NH_3)^(3+)_6 into a Nafion film. However, the sine wave and square wave modulations are cumbersome and highly inefficient. Once the rotator is interfaced to the IBM 90004 for experimental control and data collection, separation of surface response using HMRDE will be feasible on a practical time scale.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
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Defense Date:15 June 1984
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04072010-111648791
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5699
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jun 2010 20:30
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 23:30

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