Date of Award

Summer 1985

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Chemistry & Biochemistry



Committee Director

John D. Van Norman

Committee Member

Robert L. Ake

Committee Member

Kenneth G. Brown

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.C45H86


An Apple II Plus microcomputer was interfaced to a PAR 174A Polarographic Analyser, an HP 7O4OA X-Y recorder and a three-electrode system. This on-line computer system was applied to Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) studies. The interfacing involved both hardware and software development. Various hardware components were used to amplify and transmit the analog signal both going into the computer and coming from the computer. Software programs were written for staircase waveform generation, data acquisition, and plotting the voltammograms obtained.

A package was designed for CV experiments to be used by the students in the instrumental analysis laboratory. This package contains several BASIC and assembly language programs, including a commercial scientific plotter program which was adapted for use with this package. Autostart and the interactive interpretive nature make this package a very convenient tool for the user.


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