The combination of reaction-oriented electrochemistry and species-focused spectroscopy allows a more complete description of electron transfer processes and complex redox reactions. The species, electrochemically produced at the electrode in the cell, react with the light emitted by the light source. The reaction is either absorbance/transmittance, fluorescence or irradiance. The resulting light is detected by the spectrometer.
The spectrometer system kit is usually made up of three parts: a spectrometer, a light source and a cuvette holder. The synchronization between the electrochemical and the optical experiments can be performed by an external trigger signal.
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