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Potentiostat / galvanostat / EIS

The galvanostats and potentiostats have been designed to carry out electrochemical measurements for applications like corrosion, coatings, batteries, general electrochemistry and so on. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is available as an option for every instrument. This type of analysis technique is used to study corrosion batteries, photovoltaic systems, and in certain life science applicationsThere are other options, including a wide assortment of voltage and current boosters.

We offer a variety of Potentiostat through BioLogic Science Instruments. The range we offer comprises single galvanostats or potentiostats which can be made bipotentiostat-like – and multichannel potentiostats / galvanostats, which can provide up to 16 channels to take measurements of up to 16 electrochemical studies simultaneously.

How does a potentiostat / galvanostat work?

A basic potentiostat operates on three electrodes (2 or four electrode connections are possible). It monitors and regulates the voltage difference between the working electrode and a reference one that is of constant potential. It monitors the flow of current between the working electrode and the counter electrode (that completes the cell circuit). In a galvanostat, the device controls the cell’s current rather than the voltage of the cell.

The working electrode may be a piece of metal on where a reaction occurs or – in case of corrosion tests it is a sample of the damaged material. For testing batteries, the potentiostat is connected directly to the electrodes of the battery.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectrum (EIS) experiments permit users to calculate the resistance of charge transfer double layer capacitance, the ohmic resistance.

Why do you need a potentiostat / galvanostat or EIS?

A potentiostat is essential for studying reaction mechanisms in electrochemistry, e.g. Redox chemistry. Another application is testing of batteries. Potentiostats can also serve to determine the presence of electrochemically active compounds (e.g. chemicals, toxins, etc.)and microbes present in solution.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be utilized to study corrosion e.g. in reinforced concrete but also in electrode kinetics, batteries, double-layer studies photovoltaic, and solid-state electrochemistry systems.

Our potentiostat / galvanostat / EIS systems

The most important aspect of a galvanostat or potentiostat and other applications such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is the application. All our BioLogic instruments are controlled with the flexible EC-Lab(r) software. It can provide a variety modesand different modular techniques with loop and wait times to construct a complex experimental chainIt is also able to control multiple potentiostats with one interface view.

A range of high-quality indicators can help users validate their EIS experiment, particularly with regards to linearity, non-stationarity and noise.

Furthermore, as opposed to other systems, one can  modify in real-time’, i.e. change the settings for parameters during an experiment when results do not match what you expected.

Examples of the uses of potentiostats /galvanostats/EIS

Metal surfaces can be corroded while in contact with a corrosive liquid (mostly in the presence of acidic solutions). With electrochemical techniques you can study the behavior of the metal while submersed in the corrosive solutionGalvanostats and potentiostats are utilized to analyze the behaviour of the metalsTechniques like e.g., Electrochemical Impedance Spectrum (EIS), Linear Polarization Resistance and Tafel Plot experiments are used to analyze the behavior for the metallic compounds.

Solar cells are in abundance these daysSolar energy is essential in the national, regional, and local energy production. In order to improve the efficiency of the energy source much research is doneCharacterization of solar cells for photovoltaics can be done using polarization as well as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy methods, that allow users to measure the effectiveness of the cell and model. The contribution of the electrochemistry within Energy fields is currently a hot subject.

Understanding the kinetics and thermodynamics of the reaction taking place on an electrode is the primary purpose of fundamental electrochemistryGalvanostat EIS are fundamental instruments in this field. In this case, DC steady-state methods have been employed, such as an cyclic voltammetry method, chronoamperometry the chronocoulometry method, chronopotentiometry voltammetry, square wave voltammetry and other current-potential strategies.

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