Comprehensive treatment of sphere-cap microelectrodes (SCMs) using digital simulations

Yoram Selzer, Daniel Mandler*

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The alternating direction implicit finite difference method (ADIFDM) is used to simulate the steady-state as well as the transient (chronoamperometric) behavior of sphere-cap microelectrodes (SCMs). The necessary steps to implement the ADIFDM for solving the rather complex geometry involved are described. The results for the steady-state behavior are in excellent agreement with a previously suggested analytical solution making the ADIFDM an excellent tool to develop a comprehensive theory for SCMs.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)569-575
Number of pages7
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Foundation for Basic Research administrated by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (597/97-1) and the Ministry of Science (8931).


  • Alternating direction implicit finite difference method
  • Oblate hemispheroidal microelectrodes
  • Simulations
  • Sphere-cap microelectrodes


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