A Secret Weapon For Potentiostat

Eugene Hill

Potentiostat / galvanostat / EIS

Galvanostats and potentiostats are made for electrochemical measurement in applications such as corrosion coatings, batteries general electrochemistry, and more. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is an option with each instrument. This technique is utilized to study corrosion, batteries, photovoltaic systems as well as in certain life science applicationsOther options include a broad choice of current and voltage boosters.

We offer a variety of Potentiostat from BioLogic Science Instruments. Our range of products includes single potentiostats / galvanostats – also configurable as bipotentiostat – and multichannel potentiostats / galvanostats that offer up to 16 channels in order to take measurements of up to 16 electrochemical studies simultaneously.

How does a potentiostat/ galvanostat function?

The basic potentiostat utilizes three electrodes (2 or four electrode connections are possible). It controls and measures the voltage difference between a work electrode as well as a reference electrode that has a constant voltage. It is able to measure the flow of current between the working electrode and the counter electrode (that completes the cell circuit). A galvanostat is an instrument controls the cell current rather than the voltage of the cell.

The working electrode could be a metal upon where a reaction is taking place or if corrosion is measured it is a sample of the corrosion-prone material. In the case of testing batteries the potentiostat must be connected directly to the electrodes of the battery.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectrum (EIS) tests allow users to measure charge transfer resistance, double layer capacitance and Ohmic resistance.

What are the advantages of using a potentiostat / galvanostat or EIS?

A potentiostat is vital for studying the mechanisms of electrochemistry in e.g. Redox chemistry. Another function is the testing of batteries. Potentiostats can also be used to check for electrochemically active substances (e.g. poisons, drugsand microbes in solutions.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a tool with many uses. It is used to study corrosion e.g. in reinforced concrete but also in double-layer studies, batteries, photovoltaic, and solid-state electrochemistry systems.

Our potentiostat / galvanostat / EIS systems

Crucial to the function of a galvanostat or potentiostat and other applications, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is the application. All of our BioLogic instruments can be controlled using the flexible EC-Lab(r) software. It is able to give a range of measurement options, including various ways of operation, as well as wait and loop options to construct a complex experimental chainThe software also has the ability to control multiple potentiostats with the same interface.

A variety of quality indicators will allow users to prove the validity of their EIS tests, in relation to non-stationarity, linearity, or noise.

Additionally, unlike the majority of other systems, one can  modify in real-time’, i.e. modify the parameters during an experiment when results do not match what you expected.

Examples of applications of potentiostats / galvanostats / EIS

Metal surfaces may corrosion when they are in contact with a corrosive solution (mostly acidsic medium). Electrochemical methods are able to study the behaviour of the metal submerged in an acidic solutionGalvanostats and Potentiostats are used to investigate the behavior and behaviour of the metalsMethods such as, e.g. EIS (Electrochemical Impedance) (EIS), Linear Polarization Resistance and Tafel Plot experiments are used to determine the behavior of the metals.

Solar cells are everywhere these daysThe solar energy source is vital to local, regional and national energy production. To improve the efficiency the energy source, a lot of research is carried outCharacterization of solar cells for photovoltaics can be carried out using polarization and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy techniques, which allow the user to determine cell performance and model. The contribution of the electrochemistry into energies fields is currently a hot topic.

Understanding the kinetics and thermodynamics of any reaction that takes place on an electrode is the primary purpose of Electrochemistry fundamentalsGalvanostat EIS are fundamental instruments in this area. In this context, DC steady-state methods have been utilized, including: an cyclic voltammetry method, chronoamperometry the chronocoulometry method, chronopotentiometry voltage measurement, square wave voltammetry and various other techniques for calculating current potency.