Miniaturized Electrodes and Materials for Electrochemical Sensing, Imaging, and Energy Conversion

This symposium will consider experimental and theoretical papers of small electrode electroanalytical techniques and papers related to energy storage/conversion with nanostructured materials or assemblings. In order to provide ultrasensitive detection of molecular interactions and local redox activities at the nanometer scale, new electrochemistry techniques are currently being developed in the electrochemistry community to help address challenges we are currently facing in analytical chemistry. In the past of clean energy harvesting and conversion and storage, nanomaterials have been developed for electrochemical operation of a device with improved efficiency and capacity. The electroanalytical techniques may include nanoelectrochemistry and steady-state or transient optical spectroscopy techniques (e.g., fluorescence, Raman, IR, absorption, scattering, two-photon excitation, electrogenerated chemiluminescence, plasmonic enhancement, near-field optics) in combination with electrochemistry methods (e.g., Scanning electrochemistry microscope, nanoelectrochemistry, and voltammetry methods). Nanostructured metal and semiconductor materials of organic and inorganic components for electrochemical energy harvesting and conversion will be considered. Experts currently active in the field of SECM, nanoelectrochemistry, photoelectrochemical analysis, and optical imaging will be brought together to explore new opportunities and perspective in this field.