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Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV)

Last Updated: 3/6/19 by Support

  • AfterMath LSV,
  • current vs. potential,
  • linear sweep voltammetry,
  • LSV
Article Contents/Section Navigation
  1. Technique Overview
  2. Fundamental Equations
  3. Experimental Setup in AfterMath
    1. Basic Tab
    2. Advanced Tab
    3. Ranges, Filters, and Post Experiment Conditions Tab
  4. Sample Experiment
  5. Example Applications
  6. References

1Technique Overview

Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) is a basic potentiostatic method.  It is equivalent to a one-segment cyclic voltammetry experiment./alert]
Linear sweep voltammetry involves sweeping the potential of the working electrode linearly with time at rates typically between 10 mV/s and 1000 V/s. Current is plotted as a function to potential and this plot is called a voltammogram.
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2Fundamental Equations

3Experimental Setup in AfterMath

To perform a linear sweep voltammetry experiment in AfterMath, choose Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) from the Experiments menu (see Figure 1).
Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) Experiment Menu Selection in AfterMath

Figure 1. Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) Experiment Menu Selection in AfterMath

Doing so creates an entry within the archive, called LSV Parameters. In the right pane of the AfterMath application, several tabs will be shown (see Figure 2).
Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) Experiment Basic Tab

Figure 2. Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) Experiment Basic Tab

Continue reading for detailed information about the fields on each unique tab.
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3.1Basic Tab

3.2Advanced Tab

3.3Ranges, Filters, and Post Experiment Conditions Tab

4Sample Experiment

5Example Applications


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