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.



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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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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Photo-Electrochemical photo current spectra system for quantum efficiency / incident photon conversion efficiency measurements. Extend the scope of your CIMPS system to the examination of solar cells, DSSC, ...

IPCE2/3 SchemaEquipped with the tuneable light source TLS03, one of the core applications of PCS is measuring the Quantum Efficiency QE or Incident Photon Conversion Efficiency IPCE of organic and dye sensitized solar cells in the wavelength range from typical 365 nm up to 1020 nm (TLS03) with optional UV range extension, representing for the most effective range of solar light. Like the standard light sources for CIMPS, the TLS03 are based on the state-of-the-art LED technology. Switchable white background illumination helps to speed up measurements at DSSC and enables investigations on tandem solar cells. PCS profits from the modulation capabilities of LEDs just as CIMPS does. No mechanical choppers are necessary and instead of the more noise-sensitive Lock-In-technique the advantages of coherent frequency analysis technique can be used. PCS comes up as a plug & play application fully calibrated and equipped with the outstanding comfort of Thales: spectral data can be analyzed with the on-board package “light spectra analysis”, spectral data files are covered by the preview-support of the Windows® file explorer and can be exported in manifold ways as high-quality vector graphics, bitmaps and ASCII data lists. You may view and export data, while measurements are running.

Apart from recording photocurrent spectra the TLS03 can be used like standard light sources of the CIMPS core system.

Additional methods:

  • photocurrent vs. wavelength (PCS)
  • incident photon conversion efficiency (IPCE)
  • quantum efficiency (QE)

CIMPS add-on options for QE/IPCE/PCS measurements


  • TLS03 tunable light-source:

     Wavelength range: 365–1020 nm

     typ. res.: 1 nm@430-720 nm,15 nm@365-420 nm, 40 nm@735–1020 nm 

     typ. line width: 10 nm@365-720 nm, 50 nm@735–1020 nm 


  • CIMPS-QE/IPCE software


  • TLS03 tunable light-source:

     Wavelength range: 295–1020 nm

     typ. res.: 1 nm@430-720 nm,15 nm@295-420 nm, 40 nm@735–1020 nm

     typ. line width: 10 nm@295-720 nm, 50 nm@735–1020 nm


  • CIMPS-QE/IPCE software

Requirements: Basic CIMPS system

On demand pcs can work together also with traditional set-ups of 3rd party light source – chopper – monochromator combinations in additional wavelength ranges, but with a little less comfort.

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