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Electrochemistry

Our Electrochemistry facility offers the following techniques for seedcorn access:

  • Commercial potentiostats with a range of conventional electrochemical techniques, such as digitial and analogue linear sweep and cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry and square wave voltammetry
  • Electrochemical cells for working in both aqueous and non-aqueous solvents
  • Rotating disc and ring disc electrodes to enable hydrodyamic voltammetry, including bespoke 3D printed systems enabling use of less common electrode materials including boron doped diamond
  • Advanced electrochemical imaging techniques on the Warwick Electrochemical Scanned Probe Microscopy platform, including scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM) and scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM)

Access to most techniques, especially advanced methods, will be by collaboration, as these techniques produce large specialised datasets which need analysis via bespoke software.

For more information please visit the facility page and to discuss potential use, please contact Prof. Julie Macpherson (j.macpherson@warwick.ac.uk) and Prof. Patrick Unwin (p.r.unwin@warwick.ac.uk)

SECCM Instrument

SECCM set up for nanoscale electrochemical imaging via a meniscus-based electrochemical cell

SICM

Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM) integrated on an inverted optical microscope (for live cell imaging)

3 Electrode Voltammetry Instrument

3-electrode set up for voltammetry

Rotating Disc Voltammetry

3-electrode set up for rotating disc electrode voltammetry