Accession Number : ADA193492

Title :   Interfacial Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Pons, Stanley ; Foley, John K ; Russell, Joel ; Seversen, Mark

PDF Url : ADA193492

Report Date : 30 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : A review on infrared spectroelectrochemistry. The last five years have been to electromechanical infrared spectroscopy what the 1940's were to standard infrared spectroscopy. Prior to World War II, Raman spectroscopy was the most commonly used form of vibrational spectroscopy. The development of infrared technology, particulary detector technology, during World War II led to the rapid growth of infrared spectroscopy. In part due to the relative cost advantage, the use of infrared spectroscopy rapidly overtook Raman spectroscopy for routine vibrational analyses. The advent of the laser produced a resurgence in Raman spectroscopy but it still ranks far behind infrared spectroscopy in routine use. We are today on the verge of a period in which rapid growth in electrochemical infrared spectroscopy can be expected. Furthermore as will be discussed below infrared methods may have greater sensitivity and versatility as a general spectroscopic probe for electrochemical systems than Raman methods. The recent development of electrochemical infrared spectroscopy resulted not from technological breakthroughs but from the marriage of well established electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, DETECTORS, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, GROWTH(GENERAL), HIGH RATE, INFRARED RADIATION, INTERFACES, LASERS, MARRIAGE, PROBES, RAMAN SPECTRA, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, SPECTROSCOPY, VIBRATION, VIBRATIONAL SPECTRA, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE