Solid-state electrochemistry laboratory

Picture showing instruments in the lab

5 impedance spectrometers (2 x Solartron 1260, 2 x Novocontrol Alpha, 2 x HP 4192A)

 

3 potentiostats (Solartron 1287, EG&G 273, Parstat ), plus some older manual models

3 High-impedance voltmeters (2 x HP 34401, 1 x Solartron 7150+), plus 2 older Keithley 614 electrometers

15 ProboStat sample holder / measurement cells (NorECs AS) equipped for 2, 3, 4-electrode disk or bar setups for impedance spectrocopy, van der Pauw setup, Seebeck coefficients, transport number studies, fuel  cell measurements, and membrane flux measurements.

15 Furnaces (spiral elements 1300 °C and 1600 °C (SiC) types, power supplies, thyristors, and controllers (mostly Eurotherm 2216e).

10 Gas mixers of varying complexity, mostly based on rotameter based (Brooks ShoRate 1355), some mass-flow-controlled

1 simple mass flowmeter-based mixer/humidifier/pressure control for SOFC button cell testing, type FCMix (NorECs AS).

3 Computer-controlled multiplexer stations for routing several cells to impedance spectrometer or voltmeter + van der Pauw switching

3 Computers collecting all data,  running custom "IS" software on HP series 300 measurement coprocessors.

 Gas chromatograph and quadropole mass spectrometer for gas analyses.

Published Jan. 13, 2011 2:29 PM - Last modified Dec. 13, 2019 10:09 AM