International Journal of Electrochemistry

Surface Electrochemistry: Structured Electrode, Synthesis, and Characterization

Publishing date
01 Oct 2011
Submission deadline
01 Apr 2011

Lead Editor

1Chimie ParisTech, Unité de Pharmacologie Chimique et Génétique et Imagerie, UMR CNRS 8151; U INSERM 1022; Université Paris Descartes, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris, France

2Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstow, South Africa

3Departamento de Química de los Materiales, Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Casilla 40, Sucursal Matucana, Santiago, Chile

Surface Electrochemistry: Structured Electrode, Synthesis, and Characterization


Electrochemistry has become a multidisciplinary science and a growing emphasis in the last decades. It has focused on the chemical control of the structure of the electrode/solution interface in order to achieve desired reactivity for electron transfer processes involving target molecules. Thus, modified electrode surfaces have become a wide topic that covers several issues of interfacial electrochemistry, nanotechnology, material science, sensors for biology, environmental sciences, and so forth.

The aim of this special issue is to show, through recent updated significant examples, how the electrochemical techniques allow 1) the unique characterization of specific properties of biomolecular organizations, micro and nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotube-based materials and solid gel, or organic/inorganic hybrid materials that offer varied possibilities of uses (especially dedicated to the development of sensors and analytical devices) and 2) the preparation, designs and applications of specific types of ordered materials that take advantage of electrochemical synthetic methods such as (i) structuring nanosized wires and dots of polymers and semiconductor materials for solar cell applications and photoelectrochemistry and photocatalysis, (ii) functionalizing polymer-based devices, and (iii) designing “intelligent molecular layered nanomaterial electrodes” with predetermined reactivity for expanded practical analytical applications.

We invite scientists to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to develop electrochemical strategies related to the structured surfaces. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting and redox polymer-modified electrodes
  • Composite, mineral, clay, and zeolite-modified electrodes
  • SAM-modified electrodes
  • Carbon nanotube-modified electrodes
  • Enzyme, bacteria and whole cell-modified electrodes
  • Electrosynthesis of nanowires of metals, conductive polymers and semiconductors
  • Photovoltaic applications and electrochromism
  • Highly ordered macroporous structured electrodes grown around self-assembled templates
  • Local designs
  • Direct and indirect electrografting of surfaces
  • Applications of scanning electrochemical microscopy for the preparation and structuring of thin layer systems

Articles published in this special issue will not be subject to the journal's Article Processing Charges.

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