Electrochemical experiments at platinum microdisc electrodes are shown to be possible in an environment of intense microwave radiation and a considerable current enhancement observed for the ferrocyanide/ferricyanide redox couple in aqueous 1 M KCl is shown to be Faradaic in nature consistent with a rapid heating effect causing the temperature in the liquid phase at the electrode/solution interface to locally superheat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2595-2596
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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