Used for measurements of electrophoretic mobility and zeta potential of particulate materials in high temperature solutions. The available instruments work at temperatures up to 250 °C and pressures up to 20 MPa. Samples with the particle size 0.1-1 micron can be studied.
Can be used for testing single cells and stacks. The system includes Solartron electronics to perform sophisticated impedance analysis under open circuit or polarization conditions.
Provides a capability for an automated control of gas flow rate, relative humidity, and temperature. The system includes Electrochemical fuel cell hardware and an acquisition system for data treatment and analysis.
Used for detailed electrochemical characterization of a variety of systems and processes, including fuel cell performance, corrosion, conductivity, and component degradation. Coupling EIS measurements with equivalent circuit modeling allows us to obtain specific impedance from various parts of the cell and restore the process mechanism.
Parr autoclave systems are used to study phase equilibria and metal corrosion in supercritical CO2 fluid. The systems are equipped with both in-situ electrochemical probes and sampling vessels for ex-situ analysis.
Several electrochemical cells are available to test the ionic conductivity of membrane materials:
To study the performance of various membrane materials and MEAs for hydrogen gas production from electrolysis of CuCl+HCl solutions. The system is designed to work with highly concentrated solutions up to 80 °C.