Fundamental aspects of alternating current Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (AC-SECM) have been studied. In particular, the flow of AC currents in the cell and simplified equivalent circuit diagrams are discussed. In the case of conductive substrates, the local (1st and 2nd order) impedance characteristic of the substrate is presented as a function of DC potential. 3-D imaging of mixed substrates (containing both conductive and non-conductive areas) was performed in the supporting electrolyte alone, without an added redox mediator.
Scanning electrochemical microscopyAC-SECM2nd order impedance2nd harmonic AC voltammetry