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Electrochemical Techniques: The utilization of an electrical current to measure, analyze, or alter chemicals or chemical reactions in solution, cells, or tissues.

Characterizing Electron Transport through Living Biofilms

1Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, 2George Mason University, 3Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory, 4Departments of Physics, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, University of Southern California, 5Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University

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Electrochemical Measurements of Supported Catalysts Using a Potentiostat/Galvanostat

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Source: Laboratory of Dr. Yuriy Román — Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A potentiostat/galvanostat (often referred to as simply a potentiostat) is an instrument that measures current at an applied potential (potentiostatic operation) or measures potential at an applied current (galvanostatic operation) (Figure 1). It is the most commonly used instrument in the electrochemical characterization of anode and cathode materials for fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries, and supercapacitors. Conventionally, these anode and cathode materials are interfaced with a potentiostat via a three-electrode electrochemical cell. The electrode leads from the potentiostat are connected to the reference electrode, the counter electrode (often called the auxiliary electrode), and the working electrode (which contains the test material of interest). The electrochemical cell is then filled with a high ionic strength electrolyte solution, such as an acidic, alkaline, or salt solution. The media for this high ionic strength solution is typically aqueous; however, for applications necessitating higher operating cell potential windows, such as batteries and supercapacitors, non-aqueous media is often used. The cell media is degassed with an inert gas (to prevent unwanted side react


 Analytical Chemistry

Multi-analyte Biochip (MAB) Based on All-solid-state Ion-selective Electrodes (ASSISE) for Physiological Research

1Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Birck-Bindley Physiological Sensing Facility, Purdue University, 2NASA Ames Research Center, 3Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University Hazleton, 4Cooley LLP, 5NASA Life and Physical Sciences, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

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 Bioengineering

Adaptation of Microelectrode Array Technology for the Study of Anesthesia-induced Neurotoxicity in the Intact Piglet Brain

1Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2Medical Student Research Program, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 3Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 4Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky Medical Center

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