KISSA-1D© is designed for automatic simulation of electrochemical reaction mechanisms of any complexity involving any number of reactants and elementary (electro)chemical steps. This powerful program is easy to use and gives accurate results. The software protection allows multiple users (but not simultaneous) making it convenient for research and teaching laboratories.
Species concentration vs distance from the electrode plot for EE mechanism
Mechanism dialog box showing EE mechanism
Reaction parameters dialog box for EE mechanism
Potentials dialog box
|| KISSA-1D© Simulation Software with USB Dongle (please contact BASi for software pricing)
KISSA-1D© uses a USB dongle for Software protection. Licensee may install the Software on one or more computer(s) in the Licensee’s organization and designate one or more persons in the Licensee’s organization (“Named Users”) the right to use the Software. The Software will function only on the computer to which the USB protection dongle is attached.
A signed licensing agreement must be received before purchase is completed.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTICE: Be sure that the dongle is NOT plugged into the computer during the installation of the software.
Our software requires that the dongle driver be installed before it will be able to locate the dongle. The dongle driver is included in the KISSA installation package and will be run automatically within the main program installation.
- Download and install the KISSA-1D software (version 1.2.2b):
- Run SETUP.EXE and follow the on-screen instructions (including the Sentinel Driver installation). The Install Shield Wizard will guide you through the installation.
- Once the KISSA-1D Windows program is installed, the Install Wizard will automatically start the installation of the dongle driver.
- Once the dongle driver has been installed, the PC must be restarted in order for the changes to take effect.
- Plug the dongle into your computer's USB port.
- Run KISSA.
Computational Results Available
- electrochemical currents (CV, LSV, chronoamperometry, double potential step, etc.)
- concentration distributions of all species
- surface coverage of adsorbed species
- intensity of electrochemiluminescence (ECL) emission
- electrode geometries: planar, (hemi)sphere, and (hemi)cylinder
Physicochemical Models Solved
- heterogeneous electron transfer (ET) steps
- homogeneous chemical reactions of any order
- kinetically controlled adsorption-desorption (Langmuir isotherm)
- ET and reactions between species in the adsorbed state
- reactions between adsorbed and solution species
- reactions leading to electrochemiluminescence (ECL)
- natural convection limiting the extent of the diffusion layer
- system pre‐equilibration that takes into account finite duration of the pre‐equilibration period and finite reaction rates; this yields realistic and consistent initial conditions at the beginning of the voltammetric scan unlike thermodynamic pre‐equilibration throughout the solution volume as implemented in some other programs.
- convenient entry of a reaction mechanism and parameters
- graphical output of computed currents, concentration distributions, surface coverages and ECL intensity
- export of simulation results into a file
- import of experimental electrochemical currents for comparison with simulation
- printing of all graphics
The Computational Strategy
- a novel algorithm for automatic adaptation of the computational grid using a kinetic criterion for cases of fast homogeneous kinetics (and possibly travelling reaction fronts)
- use of conformal or quasi‐conformal coordinate transforms for adequate tracking of diffusional propagation and resolution of edge effects at microelectrodes
- Operating system of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10 is required
- USB port
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