I wasn’t too serious when I posted “Is this going…” suggesting a package providing macros for creating galvanic and other electrochemical cells. Quite to my surprise I have gotten a lot of feedback and interest, though. This made me thinking: if there is indeed interest for such a package what features should it provide? How flexible should the macros be? So I’d like to make this post a kind of feedback thread. If you think such a package would be useful to you please add a short comment if you’d use such a package and what feature you think it should provide. Despite the fact that I don’t have to the time to realize such a package any time soon I already have a rough idea about some features:
  • galvanic cells
  • electrolytic cells
  • customization of size and color of the cell
  • customization of size, color and type of electrodes
  • flexible labelling of the different parts (eletrodes, electrolytes, …)
  • gas electrodes (?)
The feedback here may decide if I’m going to write such a package (using TikZ, of course).

4 thoughts on “Really a new package?

  1. Svend Mortensen says:

    I think you have listed all the necessary things. 🙂 I couldn’t even come up with that much with I first saw the other post.

  2. cgnieder says:

    Actually I have forgotten: some things:

    • ability to add own tikz keys to most/every node/object
    • display half-cells only
  3. Svend Mortensen says:

    Good point. The first is especially good; I am not sure if I am going to use the second suggestion but it is always nice with lots of options. 🙂

  4. cgnieder says:

    Here’s something related from TeXample: Daniell’s pile 🙂

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