BluRev Rotating Disk and Ring-Disk Electrode (RDE/RRDE)
Steady as you go with BluRev
BluRev is a range of robust, versatile, rotating disk (RDE) and rotating ring-disk (RRDE) electrodes ideal for use with BioLogic potentiostats. A range of quick-fit exchangeable electrode tips (multiple materials/diameters) can be easily added.
BluRev Overview (RDE/RRDE instruments)
BluRev’s powerful, high-precision rotating (ring) disk electrodes and controllers are versatile scientific instruments, vital to any experiment demanding a detailed understanding of electrochemical reactions in steady-state conditions.
These modular research instruments demonstrate excellent levels of accuracy, particularly at high rotation rates, and are the only devices on the market to display both target and actual rates of rotation – data that can greatly assist users during experiments by enabling them to monitor rotation rates in real-time.
Driven by EC-Lab software, an industry standard for potentiostat control software, BluRev instruments can be used independently or as part of an integrated setup, where the end-user controls each element of his experiment remotely with total ease.
The RC-10k unit which controls BluRev instruments offers an accuracy of ±1 rpm over the whole rotational range for precise and fully reproducible experimental conditions.
The measured rotation speed is clearly displayed on a five-digit LCD screen. The speed can be set manually or by using the analog output of a BioLogic instrument for example. Any other device with an analog output can be used. Using EC‑Lab®, you can easily program and perform a Levich experiment all in one go, and also use the new EIS element Winf that will directly give you the diffusion coefficient.
Rotating Ring Disk Electrode Version (RRDE)
The addition of a concentric ring to the rotating disk electrode, allows the user to collect species that are produced on the disk. Homogeneous bulk reactions of intermediate species produced at the disk can be studied by comparing experimental data to theoretical terms.
Major applications for RRDE instruments include: fuel cells, hydrogen production, depollution, electrochemical sensing
BluRev RDE/RRDE are compatible with a wide range of cells – in particular the EL-ELECTRO-1, EL-ELECTRO-2 or EL-ELECTRO-3 kits.
Please note: if you already possess one of these cells, you will need a special compatible cap: 094-A-CAP. Otherwise, we recommend a new EL-ELECTRO-1 kit that includes the compatible EL-BLUREV.
For more information, please click the “Request a quote” button and specify whether you are interested in RDE or RRDE instruments.
BioLogic EC-Lab® Software
Specifications and ordering information
|BluRev RRDE/RDE||Catalog n°||094-RC/RDE||094-RC/RRDE|
|RC-10k Rotation controller||094-RC||1||1|
|Rotating ring-disk electrode (motor, shaft, electrode body with 2 pairs of Ag/C brushes)||094-RRDE||-||1|
|Rotating disk electrode (motor, shaft, electrode body with 1 pairs of Ag/C brushes)||094-RDE||1||-|
|DB9 to BNC connector for external control of RC-10k||092-22/1||1||1|
|1 m BNC/BNC cable||COR28100||1||1|
|Replacement Ag/C brush||094-RDE-BRUSH||2||4|
|1 transport case||-||1||1|
|Disk electrodes||Catalog n°|
|3 mm diameter Glassy Carbon disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-GC/3|
|5 mm diameter Glassy Carbon disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-GC/5|
|3 mm diameter Glassy Carbon disk electrode with PTFE body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-PTFE-GC/3|
|5 mm diameter Glassy Carbon disk electrode with PTFE body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-PTFE-GC/5|
|3 mm diameter 99.9% Silver disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-Ag/3|
|3 mm diameter 99.9% Aluminum disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-Al/3|
|3 mm diameter 99.9% Silver disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-Cu/3|
|3 mm diameter 99.9% Silver disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-Ni/3|
|3 mm diameter 99.9% Silver disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-316L/3|
|2 mm diameter 99.9% Platinum disk electrode with PEEk body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-Pt/2|
|2 mm diameter 99.9% Gold disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm||094-Au/2|
|3 mm diameter Boron Doped Diamond disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) 500 μm diamond layer, typical Ra = 10 nm, boron doping level between 500 and 1000 ppm||094-BDD/3|
|Ring-Disk electrodes||Catalog n°|
|Glassy Carbon ring/disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm Nmax = 0.4626||094-GC-GC|
|99.9% Pt ring/Glassy Carbon disk electrode with PEEK body (M6 thread) Ra = 50 μm Nmax = 0.4626||094-Pt-GC|
Please also note that the BluRev RDE/RRDE is compatible with the EL-ELECTRO-1/2/3 kit glassware.
If you already have a kit, please make sure you purchase a compatible cap: 094-A-CAP.
Otherwise, you can purchase an EL-ELECTRO-1 kit with the 094-A-CAP already included: EL-BLUREV.
Look at the Blurev Enclosure to complete your experiment set-up. The BluRev Enclosure has been designed to perfectly fit the BluRev RDE/RRDE, and hold cells and cables for a perfect user-experience.
|Rotational range/rpm||100 to 10 000 (RRDE: 9000)|
|Accuracy/rpm||±1 over the whole rotational range|
|Minimum control step increment/rpm||10|
|Aux I/O for external control/measurement||Yes|
|Operating temperature/°C||10 to 40|
|EL-ELECTRO-1A cell compatible with BluRev RDE||EL-BLUREV|
|PTFE 5 holes cap compatible with BluRev RDE (needed if you|
already have an EL-ELECTRO cell)
|Bipot cable for Essential range||092-22/12|
|Protective housing and stand kit for the BluRev||094-ENCL|
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