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EIS Short Course - Spring 2015

Deadline for Registration of the EIS Short Course is April 6th

There are still a limited number of seats available, so please visit the EIS Course Website and register today to insure your place.


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Theory, Applications, and Laboratory Instruction

Course Overview

Impedance spectroscopy 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, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (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.

EIS is possibly one of the most powerful methods available in electrochemistry today and is utilized in research and development in essentially every technical sector - transportation and infrastructure, batteries and fuel cells, medicine, among many others. Effective utilization of this method has been hindered by the lack of a comprehensive and cohesive explanation of the theory, measurement, and analysis techniques.

This EIS Short Course now in its 27th year, will provide you with a working knowledge of EIS. This will include a discussion of the theory, its application, and most importantly, hands-on laboratory experience. You will use EIS to measure corrosion rates, characterize a metal oxide, examine the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor, and determine battery performance. In addition, you will learn methods of data presentation, data interpretation and analysis, and model fitting both in the classroom and in the laboratory.

This course is sponsored by Materials Research Company and Gamry Instruments so you will also become familiar with Gamry potentiostats and software for experimental control, data analysis and model.

For more information or to register, please visit