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CVSim as a learning tool
This article introduces CVSim and describes how it can be used to determine the diffusion constant of a reactive species involved in a reversible redox reaction.
How to correct impedance measurements when using longer cables or a test fixture
Focus on your Device under Test. How to remove parasitic impedance due to extension cables or connection interfaces
The different current and voltage setpoint options in EC/BT-Lab®
This article presents the various options available in EC/BT-Lab® for potential and current setpoints.
How to use EIS accuracy contour plots
EIS accuracy contour plots must be used to interpret errors made during EIS measurements and identify the best frequencies possible for a given impedance range.
The RRDE as a pH probe in situ
The Rotating Ring Disk Electrode (RRDE) Ring can be used as a potentiometric or amperometric in situ pH probe. This is extremely useful to study electrochemical reactions that involves OH- or H+ ions.
Effect of the staircase on current sampling.
An article detailing the effect of the staircase on current sampling
Checking and validating reference electrodes
The reference electrode is part of the 3-electrode setup. A bad reference electrode can impact negatively on measurements. In this article, we discuss the protocol necessary to check reference electrodes.
Investigation of impedance measurements using the Z Sim tool
To adjust the frequency range of your EIS experiment or just to see the shape of your model, Z Sim is available on both EC-Lab® and BT-Lab® software.
Rotating Ring Disk Electrode: an Introduction
The principles and main uses of the Rotating Ring Disk Electrode.
Create and save your own protocols
Learn how to save time by configuring full experiments from previous settings; including safety limits, advanced settings, cell characteristics and external device configuration.
Levich analysis: the principles
The Levich analysis is mainly used to determine the diffusion coefficient of a redox species. But how does it work exactly?
Koutecký-Levich analysis: the principles
The Koutecký-Levich analysis is used to determine kinetic parameters of a redox reaction. But how does it work exactly?
Split an EIS experiment into multiple sequences: save time without compromising measurement quality
Reliable impedance measurements require the system under study to remain linear and stationary during the whole measurement sequence. This article describes the ideal configuration for studying unstable systems such as batteries or supercaps to save time while maintaining good measurement quality.
How to measure reaction kinetics parameters using Cycling Voltammetry (CV)
Learn how to measure redox reaction kinetics parameters by performing cyclic voltammetry at various potential scan rates.
QCM: Why measuring at overtones matters
The benefits of QCM measurements at overtones are described.
QCM: History and principles
The principles behind the QCM technique are described as well as an introduction to its history.
SVET101: An Introduction to the Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique
An Introduction to the Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique
Connection to the cell – Part 3 – Permeation cell measurements
Last in a three part series about connection modes
Connection to the cell – Part 2 – Multi-electrode measurement
The second in a third part series of three articles about connection modes.
Connection to the cell – Part 1 – What is “ground”?
Different grounding options based on application type
Rotating Disk Electrodes: their value and use
The Rotating Disk Electrode is a widely used device in electrochemistry research? But what exactly makes it so useful?
Cyclic Voltammetry: how to obtain good results…
What are the critical Cyclic Voltammetry parameters and how should you tune them correctly to ensure you get the best out of your instrument?
Understanding bandwidth & its effect on measurements
An article which gives an overview of the electronic system that sits behind a potentiostat/galvanostats and describes how it can affect your measurements.
How to check and correct the time-variance of your system under EIS measurements
Are you running EIS experiments on a corroding electrode or on a charging or discharging battery and obtaining unusual or strange data at low frequencies? You should check that the change of your system does not affect your EIS measurements. Here are a few tools available in EC-Lab® to help you deal with such situations.
Coupling potentiostats & spectrometers for spectroelectrochemical measurements
One of the possibilities of characterizing intermediate species created during a redox process, is to couple a spectrometer with a potentiostat
What is EIS ?
Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful tool enabling the study of processes that occur at the interface of the electrode.
The electrical conductivity of solid electrolytes
The efficiency and performance of energy storage devices depend on the electrical properties of the materials used for the anode, cathode and for the electrolyte.
Data of interest – work more efficiently.
Get the most out of your potentiostat/battery cycler : how EC/BT-Lab can help you work more efficiently as well as save valuable time.
Resolution, Precision, Accuracy, Temperature stability and Time base: The five to watch
The five characteristics that should be on every electrochemist’s radar
Modify on-the-Fly: Flexible potentiostat/battery cycler control
No need to stop the experiment with EC-Lab®’s “modify-on-the-fly” functionality