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Echem Newsletter - Winter 2015


eChem newsletter Sping 2018

New Application Note
Tracking Biofilm formation with an EQCM

10mhz au coated crystal 
Photograph of biofilm grown on the 10 MHz Au-coated crystal  

The electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance is a great way to track biofilm formation. Whether biofilms are used in microbial fuel cells, biosensors or biosynthesis, monitoring their formation is an important part of the research. Check out this application note to see how the EQCM was used to track biofilm formation.

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Gamry Instruments Echem Newsletter Winter 2016
Events & Happenings
Upcoming Shows & Conferences

March 2016
March 2016
NACE Corrosion 2016
March 6-10 - Vancouver
BC, Canada
Spring ACS
March 13-17
San Diego, CA
March 6-10 - Atlanta, GA
International Battery Seminar and Exposition
March 21-24Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Gamry Instruments
Gamry is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar sponsored by PlugVolt and given by our own Chris Beasley.
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
plugvolt webinar
and its Applications to Battery Analysis

When: Wednesday February 17, 2016
What Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT USA / 4:00 p.m. CET Europe / 10:00 p.m. China 
Duration: 1 hour
$99 (USD) 
This webinar will focus on the following key topics:
  • What is impedance spectroscopy?
  • What can impedance spectroscopy do for Battery analysis?
  • How can capacitance, internal resistance and leakage be determined using EIS?
  • What are the instrumental requirements and limits?
Presenter: Chris Beasley ~ Gamry Instruments  
Chris received a BS in Chemistry from Kutztown University in 2000 and got a PhD in electrochemistry from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. His doctoral dissertation was on using redox-active nanoparticles as supercapacitors. Chris joined Gamry Instruments in 2010.
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Registration is open, so sign up now.
Gamry Instruments Potentiostat manufacturer
corrosion 2016
NACE Corrosion 2016

March 6-10 Vancouver, BC, Canada

The world's largest corrosion conference and exposition, CORROSION 2016, is returning to the Great White North. After 30+ years, CORROSION is back in Canada and better than ever! Vancouver, British Columbia welcomes more than 5,500 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals from over 60 countries across the world.

Gamry will be an exhibitor at Booth #818 and would like to invite you to receive a complimentary badge to the exhibit. Register now and use code C2016ExhGA818 for your complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass. 

Exhibit Hours are:

Monday, March 7 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 8 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 9

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 10

9:00 am - noon

Gamry Potentiostats
2016 EIS Short Course
The 28th Annual Short Course "Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory,
eis short course 2016
Applications, and Laboratory Instruction" will be held in Houston, Texas April 25-29, 2016.

EIS is an extremely powerful non-destructive investigative technique that can obtain essential information about interfacial and bulk material parameters through the use of low energy, time varying electrical excitation. When applied to an electrochemical system, EIS can provide information on reaction parameters, corrosion rates, oxide characteristics and integrity, surface porosity, coating integrity, mass transport, and many other electrode/interface characteristics. 

Course Objective
The objective of this short course is to provide a working knowledge of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. This will include a discussion of the theory of EIS, its application, and most importantly, hands-on laboratory experience. All attendees will use EIS to measure corrosion rates, characterize a metal oxide, examine the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor, and determine battery performance. In addition, the attendee will learn methods of data presentation, data interpretation and analysis, and model fitting both in the classroom and in the laboratory. The attendee will become familiar with commercial hardware and software for experimental control, data analysis, and model fitting. Since it is intended for all participants to use the equipment in the laboratory session, the class size is limited to 32 students.

Read more about the course at