AC IMPEDANCE AND TRANSIENT PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS ON PHTHALOCYANINE-MODIFIED ELECTRODES (ELECTROCHEMISTRY).

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Title:
AC IMPEDANCE AND TRANSIENT PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS ON PHTHALOCYANINE-MODIFIED ELECTRODES (ELECTROCHEMISTRY).
Author:
CHAN, KENNETH WILLIAM.
Issue Date:
1984
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation describes photocoulometric and AC impedance studies of dye-modified electrodes. The photocoulometric technique allowed photoelectrochemical phenomena to be observed without mass transport effects. These measurements confirmed the photoconductive properties of monomeric silicon phthalocyanine dye. They also showed that the photo-assisted oxidation of hydroquinone to benzoquinone at n-tin oxide electrodes modified with this dye involved a cation dye intermediate with a lifetime of between 0.05 and 350 ns, with the rate limiting step being charge transport through the dye film or charge transfer across the interface between the dye and the substrate. AC impedance studies included Mott-Schottky measurements and faradaic impedance experiments on tin oxide and gold metallized plastic optically transparent electrodes. They also examined the substrates modified with monomeric silicon phthalocyanine and chloro-gallium phthalocyanine. The Mott-Schottky measurement procedure was free of systematic errors that affected other published work, and the results of these measurements were consistent with those found by independent methods. The faradaic impedance technique was applied to dye-modified electrodes for the first time. These studies found evidence for an adsorption or electrodeposition process in the oxidation of hydroquinone at these electrodes, and gave exchange current densities that were consistent with the values that were found by other methods.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Electrodes.; Electrochemistry.; Photoelectricity.; Photoconductivity.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Chemistry; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleAC IMPEDANCE AND TRANSIENT PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS ON PHTHALOCYANINE-MODIFIED ELECTRODES (ELECTROCHEMISTRY).en_US
dc.creatorCHAN, KENNETH WILLIAM.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCHAN, KENNETH WILLIAM.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation describes photocoulometric and AC impedance studies of dye-modified electrodes. The photocoulometric technique allowed photoelectrochemical phenomena to be observed without mass transport effects. These measurements confirmed the photoconductive properties of monomeric silicon phthalocyanine dye. They also showed that the photo-assisted oxidation of hydroquinone to benzoquinone at n-tin oxide electrodes modified with this dye involved a cation dye intermediate with a lifetime of between 0.05 and 350 ns, with the rate limiting step being charge transport through the dye film or charge transfer across the interface between the dye and the substrate. AC impedance studies included Mott-Schottky measurements and faradaic impedance experiments on tin oxide and gold metallized plastic optically transparent electrodes. They also examined the substrates modified with monomeric silicon phthalocyanine and chloro-gallium phthalocyanine. The Mott-Schottky measurement procedure was free of systematic errors that affected other published work, and the results of these measurements were consistent with those found by independent methods. The faradaic impedance technique was applied to dye-modified electrodes for the first time. These studies found evidence for an adsorption or electrodeposition process in the oxidation of hydroquinone at these electrodes, and gave exchange current densities that were consistent with the values that were found by other methods.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectElectrodes.en_US
dc.subjectElectrochemistry.en_US
dc.subjectPhotoelectricity.en_US
dc.subjectPhotoconductivity.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8412659en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690914531en_US
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