The Reference 3000 with Auxiliary Electrometer (AE) is a high-performance Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA just like the Reference 3000 but the Reference 3000 AE features eight additional electrometers and is the ideal potentiostat for battery, capacitor, and fuel cell development.

Overview

The Reference 3000 AE is a high-current, high-performance potentiostat designed for use by battery, fuel cell and supercap researchers.  The additional voltage sensing channels make it especially useful for testing of multiple cells within a stack or measuring auxiliary voltages from devices such as pressure gauges or pH meters.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

The Accuracy Contour Plot provides a detailed look at the performance you can expect from your instrument in real-world situations. The results include the cell cable.

Options

Extended Cable Lengths
Extended length cell cables (1.5 and 3 meter) are also available for your convenience.
Auxiliary Electrometer Cables: The standard Auxiliary Electrometer cables are 90 cm. Extended length cables (1.5 and 3 meter) are available.

Below are additional details regarding the capabilities of the Reference 3000 AE potentiostat. Each bullet point contains a list of the type of techniques available for the instrument to run.

    • Physical Electrochemistry  – Techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, and chronopotentiometry and derivatives of these techniques.
    • Pulse Voltammetry – Techniques such as pulse voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, and associated stripping techniques such as anodic stripping voltammetry.
    • DC Corrosion – Run standard DC corrosion tests such as polarization resistance, potentiodynamic, cyclic polarization, and galvanic corrosion in addition to a number of others.
    • Electrochemical Energy – Test single-cells and stacks of various batteries, fuel cells or supercapacitors. Includes charge, discharge, cyclic charge-discharge techniques, potentiostatic, galvanostatic, self-discharge, leakage rate, and read cell voltage.
    • Electrochemical Signal Analyzer –  Designed specifically for the acquisition and analysis of time-dependent electrochemical noise signals. Cell voltage and current are continuously monitored at rates from 0.1 Hz to 1 kHz. A full featured set of analysis tools provides powerful analysis features such as statistical analysis, detrending, impedance spectra, and histogram analysis.
    • Electrochemical Frequency Modulation – A non-destructive corrosion rate measurement technique. It allows for measurement of the corrosion rate without prior knowledge of the Tafel constants. In addition, the technique determines the Tafel constants and provides 2 internal validity checks.
    • Critical Pitting Temperature – controls a Gamry Potentiostat, TDC4 Temperature Controller, and associated accessories to automatically measure the Critical Pitting Temperature of a material.
    • Electrochemical Noise – A more general form of electrochemical noise testing. It is also an ECM8 Multiplexer compatible electrochemical noise software package.
    • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy – includes experimental scripts for potentiostatic, galvanostatic and hybrid impedance spectroscopy experiments in addition to single frequency techniques like Mott-Schottky. We also have our unique power-leveling multisine technique that improves signal-to-noise across the spectrum. On the analysis side, it provides tools for fitting spectra to equivalent circuit models, Kramers-Kronig transform for data validation and a graphical model editor. Our software even includes a script for EIS simulation.
    • eChemAC – Includes full capabilities of eChemDC Toolkit plus allows electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and EFM experiments.

Other features

    • 2, 3, and 4 electrode measurements
    • Electrical Isolation
        • Floating instrument: use with autoclaves, mechanical stress apparatus, or pipeline probes.
    • Built-In EIS
        • On-board DDS to perform EIS from 10 µHz to 1 MHz.
    • DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Mode
        • Oversamples for improved signal-to-noise and accurate capacitance measurements.
    • Current Interrupt and Positive Feedback iR Compensation
        • Gamry potentiostats and their controlling software use control loop algorithms to accurately measure and correct for uncompensated resistance.
    • Auxiliary I/O
        • Control additional equipment via additional I/O interfaces: external signal input, analog voltage output, analog current output, auxiliary A/D input, and digital I/O connector.
    • Warranty
        • Protected by 2-year factory service warranty.