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An HMV mapping study of a pulsating jet system

By Jekaterina Kuleshova, Peter R. Birkin and Joanne M. Elliott


A new system for the generation of hydrodynamic modulated voltammetry (HMV) is presented. This system consists of an oscillating jet produced through the mechanical vibration of a large diaphragm. The structure of the cell is such that a relatively small vibration is transferred to a large fluid flow at the jet outlet. Positioning of an electrode (Pt, 0.5 mm or 25 ?m diameter) over the exit of this jet enables the detection of the modulated flow of liquid. While this flow creates modest mass transfer rates (time averaged 0.015 cm s?1) it can also be used to create a HMV system where a ‘lock-in’ approach is adopted to investigate the redox chemistry in question. This is demonstrated for the redox system. Here ‘lock-in’ to the modulated hydrodynamic signal is achieved through the deployment of bespoke software. The apparatus and procedure is shown to produce a simple and efficient way to obtain the desired signal. In addition the spatial variation of the HMV signal, phase correction and time averaged current with respect to the jet orifice is presented

Topics: QD
Year: 2008
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Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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