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Physical Electrochemistry Techniques

The Applications and Technical Notes below cover, broadly, "electrochemistry" from what a potentiostat is to advanced physical electrochemistry techniques.  Click on a link below to download the PDF version of the Application or Technical Note.

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Tracking Biofilms Using an Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Posted on 11 January 2016

This Application Note deals specifically with bacterial biofilms that convert chemicals to electrical current on electrodes. Because of this function, we refer to them as electrochemically active biofilms (EABs).

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Dye Solar Cells – Part 3: IMPS and IMVS Measurements

Posted on 24 July 2015

Intensity modulated photocurrent spectroscopy (IMPS) and intensity modulated photovoltage spectroscopy (IMVS) can offer valuable information about dye solar cells (DSCs).

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Dye Solar Cells – Part 2: Impedance Measurements

Posted on 16 June 2015

This application note is part 2 and deals with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements on dye solar cells.

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DSSC: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Posted on 26 February 2015

This application note is part of a series concerning dye solar cells. This series discusses basic principles of dye solar cells, their setup, and underlying electrochemical mechanisms.

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Spectroelectrochemistry –
 Part 2: Experiments and Data evaluation

Posted on 2 August 2013

This application note discusses the spectroscopic experiments in Gamry’s Framework and explains their setup parameters.

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Spectroelectrochemistry – Part 1: Getting started

Posted on 2 August 2013

This application note discusses the basics of light spectroscopy and explains important terms and parameters. It describes the setup for spectroelectrochemical experiments and shows Gamry’s spectroscopic equipment.

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Measuring Surface Related Currents using Digital Staircase Voltammetry

Posted on 26 July 2013

Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) is inarguably the most popular electrochemical technique. It owes its well-deserved reputation to its ability to deduce reaction mechanisms with relatively low-cost equipment and quick experimentation.

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Monitoring Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Polyelectrolyte Films using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Posted on 26 July 2013

Layer-by-Layer (LbL) assembly is a technique where alternating layers of positively and negatively charged layers are assembled in sandwich-like fashion.

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Characterization of a Supercapacitor using an Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Posted on 26 July 2013

Supercapacitors have high charge/discharge rates, long cycle life, operate over a large temperature range and have a low cost-per-cycle. (EQCM) is a Quartz Crystal Microbalance that has been interfaced to a potentiostat such that one of the crystal faces is used as a working electrode.

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Basics of a Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Posted on 26 July 2013

An introduction to the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) which is an instrument that allows a user to monitor small mass changes on an electrode.

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