Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 1493–1504

The role and fate of female electrochemists in the Soviet Union: Ol’ga Al’fredovna Songina—a pioneer of electrochemical solid-state analysis and Yevgeniya Nikolayevna Varasova—a pioneer of polarography

Authors

    • Institut für BiochemieUniversität Greifswald
Feature Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10008-013-2107-2

Cite this article as:
Scholz, F. J Solid State Electrochem (2013) 17: 1493. doi:10.1007/s10008-013-2107-2

Abstract

Women played and still play an outstanding role in the development of electrochemistry and electroanalysis at the universities and research institutes of the former Soviet Union. This paper is focussed on the life and achievements of Ol’ga Al’fredovna Songina and her contributions to the development of solid-state electroanalysis are discussed. Yevgeniya Nikolayevna Varasova, a guest scientist who worked with Jaroslav Heyrovský in Prague from 1927 to 1930 became the pioneer of polarography in the Soviet Union. She was executed during the great purges in 1938.

Keywords

Solid-state electroanalysisPolarographyHistory of scienceSonginaVarasova

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