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Application of Polarization Modulation Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy in Electrochemistry


  • Offers a uniform treatment in a single source

  • Discusses the physical bases

  • Presents experimental solutions


Part of the Monographs in Electrochemistry book series (MOEC)

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About this book


This book describes the physical basis of polarization modulation infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy and its application in electrochemical studies. It provides a concise yet comprehensive review of the research done in this field in the last 20 years. Electrochemical methods are used to determine the rate and mechanism of charge transfer reactions between an electrode and species adsorbed or diffusing to its surface. In the past two decades PM-IRRAS has grown to be one of the most important vibrational spectroscopy techniques applied to investigate structural changes taking place at the electrochemical interface. The monograph presents foundations of this technique and reviews in situ studies of redox-inactive and redox-active films adsorbed on electrode surfaces. It also discusses experimental conditions required in electrochemical and spectroscopic studies and presents practical solutions to perform efficient experiments. As such, it offers an invaluable resource for graduate and postgraduate students, as well as for all researchers in academic and industrial laboratories.


spectroelectrochemistry infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy external IR reflection IRRAS PM-IRRAS molecular film adsorption

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

About the authors

Izabella Brand is a Privatdozentin at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. She graduated in 1997 and obtained her PhD degree in chemistry in 2001 at the University of Warsaw, Poland. After graduation, she spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Guelph, Canada. She then worked as research assistant at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (2004-2005) and at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany (2005-2014), where she habilitated in 2014. Dr. Brand is author and coauthor of almost 50 research papers, 2 book chapters and 1 book.

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