Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale: Faraday Discussion 164, 1 - 3 July 2013, Durham University, Durham, UK

Organised by the Faraday Division in association with the Analytical Division


The classical field of electroanalysis is emerging as a new and exciting tool in the 21st century. The characterisation, detection and theoretical behaviour of ions and electrons at the nanoscale is a growth area, of immense interest in the diverse fields of science and technology ranging from biological applications, fuel cells, surface and materials characterisation to sensing. Electrochemistry at the nanoscale is closely linked to interfacial chemistry at the solid-liquid, liquid-liquid phases, material sciences and condensed matter physics.   

The paradigm shift in electrochemistry started in the 1980s with development of new trends such as structured micro and nano-electrodes allowing atomic scale and dynamic investigations. Enabling in-situ techniques such as Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy combined with AFM, spectro-electrochemical methods together with advanced theoretical calculations using DFT and Monte Carlo simulations have revolutionised the field. Mention should also be made of nano-materials e.g. based on CNTs, graphene, TiO2 and other metal oxides.


The aim of this Faraday Discussion was to provide a forum with academic experts and end users covering the interface between academic research and application.


  • Charge transfer at the nanoscale
  • Nanomaterial platforms
  • Chemical detection
  • Bioelectrolysis via nanomaterials                                 


We would like to thank the following organisations for their support of Faraday Discussion 164.

Societe Chimique de France



We would like to thank the following companies for their generous sponsorship of this event:

IJ Cambria Scientific


The following companies  exhibited at this event:

EC-Lab Limited

Metrohm UK Ltd

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