BM EC 15 mL - Bottom Mount Electrochemical Cell
This is a stationary solution voltammetry cell for measurements of a thin film deposited on flat substrate. The sample is loaded from the bottom via screw mount, while counter or/and reference electrodes are mounted in a top casing (either 2-, or 3-electrode setup). The cell elements are constructed with materials that are inert to the sample (glass and PEEK). It well fits aqueous (EPDM O-Rings) and organic solvent (FFKM O-Rings) electrolyte requirements. The construction is gas-tight and can be used when the removal and exclusion of contaminants such as oxygen and water is required by bubbling of an inert gas through the electrolyte. A magnetic version of this cell can be found here.
The reference electrode tip should be placed close to the bottom of the chamber (3-5 mm), where the working electrode is exposed to the electrolyte. This will ensure a negligible potential drop throughout the electrolyte solution for low-current experiment. Various auxiliary electrodes are suitable for this cell including metal wire and metal foil electrodes as well as graphite rod. The bubbling of gas through the solution must be stopped prior to experiment. For troubleshooting instruction see the redox.me blog post.
nominal exposure area: 1 cm2
minimum electrolyte volume: 2.5 mL
maximum electrolyte volume: 15 mL
electrode plug diameter: 6 mm
minimum substrate size: 17 mm x 25 mm
recommended substrate size: 25 mm x 25 mm
maximum substrate thickness: 3 mm
Metal Wire Auxiliary Electrode - 50HX15 0.6/250 mm
Metal Wire Auxiliary Electrode - ST 0.6/custom
Silver Chloride Reference Electrode - 70mm
Glassy (vitreous) carbon substrates – GC 25/25/custom
Graphite rod electrode - GR 6/70 mm