How to use EIS accuracy contour plotsLatest updated: January 8, 2021
EIS accuracy contour plots must be used to interpret errors made during EIS measurements and identify the best frequencies possible to be used for a given impedance range. The aim of Fig. 1 is to demonstrate how to read and understand EIS accuracy contour plots provided with each potentiostat .
Fig 1: Superimposition of EIS accuracy contour plot and modulus
Bode diagram of R1+R2/C2 electrical circuit (left) and Nyquist diagram
of the same circuit (right).
The different colored areas show different ranges of impedances that can be measured at various frequencies within a specified error in magnitude (%) and in phase (°).
The accuracy contour plot is an image of the capability of the instrument and is only valid for a given set of conditions (input amplitude, temperature, data averaging, etc).
For more information see Application note #54: How to read EIS accuracy contour plots.