Allen J. Bard

The University of Texas at Austin

Primary Section: 14, Chemistry
Membership Type: Member (elected 1982)

Research Interests

Our research interests have been in the application of electrochemical methods to the study of chemical problems and include investigations in electro-organic chemistry, photoelectrochemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL), and electroanalytical chemistry. Our laboratory continues to make advances in the application of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) to studies of charge transfer processes at the liquid/liquid interface and ion transport in thin polymer films. The SECM has also been used to trap a single molecule and examine its electrochemical behavior. Other projects include the application of ECL to DNA analysis, in which new methods for ECL detection of DNA are currently being investigated, the investigation of the opto-electronic properties of organic molecular crystals, and the design of photocatalysts for water treatment.

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