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1.4 CHEMICAL SCIENCES
A simulation was undertaken to predict the transient potential response following a concentration step at a rotating disk electrode comprised of an ion selective layer. A basis for this simulation was that the potential response would be independent of rotation rate since the diffusion layer is larger than the double layer at the electrode. In practice it was found that the potential response does vary with rotation rate. The response was such that the apparent concentration of the analyte in solution decreased with increased rotation rate. The reason for this behavior is due to the disruption of the double layer at the electrode surface by convection.
Cassidy, J.F., Casey, K., Mullen, D., Cullen, P.:Rotating Disk Ion Selective Electrodes. Electroanalysis, Vol.8., 1996, pp.918–921. doi:10.1002/elan.1140081013