Electrochemistry

Our Electrochemical Workstations ZENNIUM X / ZENNIUM Pro / ZENNIUM  base on an universal and modular data acquisition system. Together with the THALES software package we offer all standard electrochemical methods at a mouse click.

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Photo-Electrochemistry

CIMPS is an universal photo- and spectro-electrochemical workstation for a wide field of applications. You can easily extend the basic CIMPS system with various options for special fields of photo-electrochemical research.

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Energy Storage & Conversion

Our power potentiostats, electronic loads and multi-channels acquisition systems provide a smart system for research and investigation on batteries, fuel cells and super caps.

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Corrosion

Electrochemical noise has become popular as a new method of corrosion detection and prevention. ZAHNER has developed the CorrElNoise® technique, the first method to obtain both, potential noise and current noise from one electrochemical source.

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Fast Light Intensity Transients System
An option which makes your CIMPS system fit for the investigation of fast kinetics in organic, dye sensitized and monolitic SC as well as OLEDs, OLECS, photosensors etc. ...

It is often advantageous, when linear dynamic measurements under frequency variation, like IMPS and IMVS can be put in relation to measurements of transient behaviour in the time domain. Slower photo-electrochemical systems, like DSSC or inorganic photo-catalytic systems can be evaluated successfully with the standard CIMPS function “Intensity Transients”.

For faster processes happening for instance in silicon based or other monolithic types of semiconductor solar cells, and, due to their thin layer structure also in organic solar cells, the time resolution of the standard CIMPS “Intensity Transients” is not sufficient. Photo-charge diffusion and migration time constants in such objects may occur at timescales in the upper region or even beyond that, what can be covered by CIMPS. As a solution, Zahner offers a fast intensity transients option, which extends the timescale resolution some orders of magnitudes down to 50ns.

CIMPS-fit uses the fast two-channel transient recorder TR8M plug-in from Zahner, which can be taken in general applications using its external inputs. Besides, the TR8M can communicate with the internal potentiostat of the Zennium/IM6 and with slave potentiostats connected externally via an EPC40 in an optimal manner by automatic, software controlled signal routing.
This feature is the base for CIMPS-fit: the slave potentiostat, active in CIMPS controlling the lightsource intensityfit Schema is set to perform fast transients, while the main potentiostat controls the cell and acquires cell voltage respectively cell current. The signals are internally routed to the TR8M. By this, light switching time constants of typically 400ns (off-transient) respectively 1us (on transient) can be achieved. If necessary, CIMPS-fit may be extended optionally by a special external potentiostat-front-end and a fast light-off circuit, enabling switch-off transients with a time constant of typically less than 80ns.

Additional methods:

  • photocurrent response on fast light transients
  • photovoltage response on fast light transients

CIMPS add-on option for fast intensity transient measurements

FIT 

  • TR8M transient recorder (20 MHz sampling rate)

  • CIMPS-FIT software

Requirements: Basic CIMPS system

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Download the latest manual add-on about ZAHNER CIMPS-fit option for fast intensity transients measurements...
PDF-Document CIMPS-fit.pdf (PDF)