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A theoretical model of transient cyclic voltammetry for electroactive biofilms

Rousseau, Raphaël and Délia, Marie-Line and Bergel, Alain A theoretical model of transient cyclic voltammetry for electroactive biofilms. (2014) Energy & Environmental Science, 7 (3). 1079-1094. ISSN 1754-5692

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/C3EE42329H


A numerical model is designed to model transient cyclic voltammetry (CV) on electroactive biofilms. The dependence of the transient current peak (Jpeak) on the potential scan rate (v) is approached through a power law (Jpeakvs. vα) as is usually done in experimental studies. The two straightforward rules of thumb (α = 1 or α = 0.5), which are the only theoretical tools available so far, are shown to be partly deficient. In contrast, the model explains the fact that the α exponent can vary in a large range of values from 1 to 0.34 (possibly lower), as observed in experimental studies, and gives theoretically supported rules for interpreting transient CV of electroactive biofilms.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01893249
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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French National Research Agency (ANR)
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 09:26

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