Electrochemical Instruments

Electrochemistry is the study of electricity and how it relates to chemical reactions. In electrochemistry, electricity can be generated by transfer of electrons from one element to another in a reaction.

Electrical and chemical transport properties are measured with various methods. Most electrochemical work with an electrochemical cell is achieved using what is called a potentiostat. A potentiostat is an electronic device that controls the voltage difference between a working electrode and a reference electrode. Both electrodes are contained in an electrochemical cell. The potentiostat implements this control by injecting current into the cell through an auxiliary electrode.