Electrochemical Instrumentation

Application Notes on Electrochemical Instrumentation

Potentiostats

Some of the notes below cover potentiostats in general and others are for Gamry Instruments systems specifically.  Click on a link below to download the PDF version of the Application or Technical Note.

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Potentiostat Fundamentals

Posted by gamry on August 2, 2013

A potentiostat is an electronic instrument that controls the voltage difference between a Working Electrode and a Reference Electrode. Both electrodes are contained in an electrochemical cell. The potentiostat implements this control by injecting current into the cell through an Auxiliary or Counter electrode.

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What Is a Faraday Cage & How Does It Work?

Posted by gamry on August 2, 2013

In Faraday’s studies and experiments regarding charge, magnetism, and their interaction, he found that charge on a conductor only resided on the outer surface.

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Checking the Integrity of a Gamry Cell Cable

Posted by gamry on August 2, 2013

Of all the components of a Gamry system, the cell cable is the one that is constantly being flexed and exposed to corrosive environments.

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Changing Potentiostat Speed Settings

Posted by gamry on August 2, 2013

This application note describes the software changes that you can make to slow down a Gamry Instruments’ potentiostat. Slowing down the potentiostat can improve its stability.

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Troubleshooting Your Gamry Potentiostat

Posted by gamry on July 26, 2013

The Universal Dummy Cell 4 (UDC 4) is a printed circuit board used for calibration and troubleshooting of your Gamry Potentiostat and is supplied with every Gamry Potentiostat.

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