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Scanning probe electrochemistry for catalysis research

Latest updated: June 2, 2023

Local information about electrocatalytic systems can be difficult to obtain through standard bulk electrochemistry techniques. When local information is important, for example when local heterogeneity of a catalyst affects its activity, the family of techniques known as scanning probe electrochemistry can be used. These techniques, which include Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM), Scanning Droplet Cell (SDC), and Scanning Kelvin Probe (SKP), have found use in catalysis research due to their ability to measure the catalytic activity of a sample in situ with spatial resolution.


Want to learn more about the application of scanning probe electrochemistry to catalysis research? Download our latest presentation “Applications of Scanning Probe Electrochemistry – Catalysis” for more information, or watch the video presentation below.



Catalysis fuel cell SKP scanning kelvin probe SECM scanning electrohemical microscopy SDC scanning droplet cell

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