Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Ronald B. Smart.
The application of ultrasound has been used previously in many areas of chemistry. The use of ultrasound to enhance the mass transport of cadmium (II) to a mercury film electrode (MFE) was investigated using square wave stripping voltammety. Both platinum and glassy carbon electrodes were examined as support materials for the mercury film and the results were compared to a dialysis membrane-covered glassy carbon MFE. The platinum electrode behaved in an unusual manner and appeared to be greatly affected by the ultrasound. The glassy carbon MFE also exhibited loss of sensitivity after exposure to ultrasound; however, when the glassy carbon surface was roughened prior to mercury plating, results were more promising.
Clark, Stacey L., "Sonovoltammetric detection of cadmium (II) at mercury thin film electrodes" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1079.