Design, Construction and Research Application of a by Sean James Ashton

By Sean James Ashton

Sean Ashton's doctoral thesis, which he entire on the Technical college in Munich, describes the problem of creating a Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometer tool (DEMS). DEMS combines an electrochemical telephone with mass spectrometry through a membrane interface, permitting gaseous and unstable electrochemical response species to be monitored on-line. The thesis rigorously introduces the gas mobilephone electrocatalyst improvement issues earlier than reviewing the pertinent literature on DEMS. this can be by means of the presentation and dialogue of the recent prolonged layout, together with a radical characterization of the device. The features of the hot setup are tested in study reports: The methanol oxidation response on Pt and PtRu catalysts, and the electrochemical corrosion of gasoline phone catalyst helps. regardless of either themes having lengthy when you consider that been studied, new insights will be acquired via cautious investigations with the recent DEMS device which are of serious, common curiosity. The thesis and the device therefore express the way in which for destiny investigations within the field.

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Jambunathan K, Jayaraman S, Hillier AC (2004) A multielectrode electrochemical and scanning differential electrochemical mass spectrometry study of methanol oxidation on electrodeposited ptxruy. Langmuir 20(5):1856–1863 28. Jambunathan K, Hillier AC(2003) Measuring electrocatalytic activity on a local scale with scanning differential electrochemical mass spectrometry. J Electrochem Soc 150(6):E312– E320 29. (2001) Parallelism and differences of pervaporation and vacuum membrane distillation in the removal of VOCs from aqueous streams.

However, convection can be desirable for experiments involving continuous faradaic reactions, such as the electrochemical oxidation of small organic compounds. In such cases the dual thin-layer flow cell is preferred. Overall, there is no commercially available DEMS instrument and the design of the custom parts must be tailored toward the intended research application of the instrument. References 25 References 1. Wolter O, J Heitbaum (1984) Differential electrochemical mass-spectroscopy (Dems) - a new method for the study of electrode processes.

The electrochemical cell is of a dual thin-layer flow cell design, incorporating a WE compartment and membrane interface compartment which is attached to the DEMS vacuum system. By employing the cell in a three-electrode electrochemical half-cell setup (not shown in Fig. 2 DEMS Instrument Overview 33 Fig. 3 A technical drawing of the DEMS instrument construction highlighting the electrochemical cell, membrane interface and vacuum system including QMS. The electrochemical cell incorporating the WE and membrane interface is fixed to the vacuum flange of a leak valve connecting the vacuum system study electrochemical reactions.

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