Cyclic Voltammetry

Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) is arguably the most widely used electrochemical technique in the world.  CV allows you to study a variety of electrochemical systems, revealing both fundamental and application oriented information.  Gamry's range of potentiostats can perform cyclic voltammetry from sub-pA to As of current and scan rates from sub-mV to thousands of volts per second.  Gamry potentiostats can also accurately measure double-layer capacitance or electrochemical surface area (ESCA) during CV.  

For those researchers who need a high performance potentiostat for cyclic voltammetry, low current, UME, or fast scans, we recommend the Reference 600+ or Reference 3000/3000AE potentiostats.  For more general work where sub-pA of current are not needed, we recommend the Interface line of potentiostats.  

View our complete line of potentiostats and select your application, EIS capabilities, expected currents and potentials to find the best instrument for your research. 


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Cyclic Voltammetry - Physical Electrochemistry


Gmry Interface 1000B Potentiostat for cyclic voltammetry

Simulation Software

Digielch Software simulate Cyclic Voltammetry

Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) is the most popular electrochemical technique due to its ability to deduce reaction mechanisms with relatively low-cost equipment and quick experimentation.






Cyclic Voltammetry or similar studies of basic research can be performed with a general purpose potentiostat such as the Gamry Interface 1010B. For faster scanning or sub-pA of current, we recommend the Reference 600+ or Reference 3000/3000AE.  





DigiElch electrochemical simulation software gives you the ability to simulate cyclic voltammetry at the most common electrode geometries.  It is a fast and accurate simulation of the current response for any user-defined mechanism consisting of charge-transfer steps and first- or second-order chemical reactions.  Other electrochemical techniques can also be simulated.