A potentiostat and an electrochemical cell containing at least two electrodes (working and quasi-reference) are parts of any electrochemical experiment. Those two items may be all that is necessary for some experiments, but often electrochemical research and testing work better with additional equipment/apparatuses.
Some accessories are necessary for certain experimentation: a Faraday cage is required for accurate/precise current measurement, particularly for very low currents. Some are not necessary, but are extremely helpful in terms of throughput or simplification: a Multiplexer is a lower cost alternative to multi-channel that works very well for long, automated tests like trend (RP/EC, EFM) experiments in corrosion testing.
Electrodes, temperature controller, stir-purge, rotator and the above mentioned Multiplexer and Faraday cage are all available from Gamry to ensure you can do the electrochemistry you want - even to the limits of the potentiostat.
The ECM8™ Electrochemical Multiplexer is an affordable way to expand the throughput of your lab. Experiments can be sequentially multiplexed on up to 8 channels. The ECM8 is ideal for corrosion inhibitor testing, EIS evaluation of paints/coatings, monitoring of field probes for corrosion tests, and chemical sensor development.
Gamry’s VistaShield™ Faraday Cage provides effective shielding from environmental electronic noise allowing for high quality electrochemical measurements particularly at very low currents. The VistaShield Stir-Purge allows for magnetic stirring and switching of gas flow for purging and blanketing a solution within the Faraday Cage.
The RDE710 Rotating Electrode is a research-grade rotator and features the ability to use rotating ring-disk, disk and, cylinder electrodes. It can be used as the working electrode in any electrochemical cell with any Gamry potentiostat.
Reference electrodes are critical to acquiring good electrochemical data.
The TDC4 Temperature Controller interfaces with your Gamry Potentiostat to control both heating and cooling processes required for Critical Pitting Temperature experiments.