15/06/2011

Analytical and physical electrochemistry

diego_cervo090400018.jpgFor historical reasons, physical electrochemistry and analytical electrochemistry are often taught separately. The purpose of this course book is to bring these two subjects together in a single volume, so as to bridge the fundamental physical aspects to the analytical applications of electrochemistry. The philosophy of this book has been to publish in extenso all the mathematical derivations in a rigorous and detailed manner, in such a way that the readers can understand rather then accept the physical origins of the main electroanalytical principles.


By publishing this book, I express my thanks to all those who have taught me the way through electrochemistry:

From my early years in France, I wish to thank all the teachers from the Ecole Nationale d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie de Grenoble (ENSEEG) for developing my interest in electrochemistry, and of course I thank my parents for their financial and moral support.

From my years in England, my most profound gratitude goes to Sir Graham Hills for both his scientific and political approach to Science, as well as to Lady Mary Hills for her friendship from the very beginning of my thesis. My admiration goes to Professor Martin Fleischmann (FRS), whose creative force has always been a source of inspiration, and to Professor Roger Parsons (FRS) whose intellectual rigor and mastery of thermodynamics can be found, I hope, in these pages. I would not forget Professor David Schiffrin who has taught me so much and with whom I spent several fruitful years. Thanks to them, I acquired during these years in Southampton a certain comprehension of classical physical electrochemistry.

From my years in Scotland begins the period of my interest in analytical electrochemistry. I owe much to Drs Graham Heath and Lesley Yellowlees who helped me discover another type of electrochemistry, and I insist on expressing my sincere admiration to Professor John Knox (FRS) for his very scientific approach to chromatography and capillary electrophoresis.

From my years in Switzerland, I thank Professor Michael Grätzel for his support when I arrived in Lausanne.

As a textbook, this work has been tried and tested on a series of undergraduate classes, and I thank all those students and teaching assistants who helped me with their comments to smooth out the difficulties. In particular I would like to thank Dr. Rosaria Ferrigno for her constructive criticisms; Dr. Pierre-François Brevet, Dr. Frédéric Reymond, Dr. David Fermin and Dr. Joël Rossier for their advice; and Dr. Olivier Bagel for having carried out the experiments whose results have served to illustrate several of the methods described here.

A detailed review of the work was carried out by Professors Jean-Paul Diard (ENSEEG, France) and Roger Parsons (Southampton, UK), and I thank them for their work. For the preparation of the original French version of this text, I thank the PPUR for their work in a collaboration that was both cordial and fruitful.

Finally, more than thanks must go to Dr. Jördis Tietje-Girault for her infallible support over the course of the years ever since our first meeting in the laboratory of Professor Graham Hills.

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Very good, look forward to view your other articles.

Écrit par : Fuva's blog | 09/07/2011

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Écrit par : moving services | 16/04/2012

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