Electrochemical Analysis

Here at the Electrochemical Materials Fabrication (EMF) Lab, we utilize many state-of-the-art instruments to assist us in our efforts to advance the frontiers of discovery. 

  • Various potentiostat/galvanostats, including VersaSTAT-4, VersaSTAT-3F, Solartron 1287A
  • Pine rotator with various rotating disk electrodes (RDE), rotating ring disk electrode (RRDE)
  • MbraunUnilab purge box with purification system
  • High temperature molten salt electrochemical reactor
  • Stanfordelectrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (QCM-200)
  • Amscopetrinocular stereo microscope with attached digital camera
  • Temperature-controlled electroless deposition cell
  • High temperature quartz tube furnace
  • Heratherm OGS-60 oven
  • Oakton PC2700 pH/conductivity meter
  • Direct-Q3 (UV) deionized water purification system
  • Various microbalances including high-precision Mettler-Toledo MS-304S


Electronic Design Center (EDC)

The Electronics Design Center (EDC) is a world-renowned research center specializing in the development of microsensors and microsystems. The EDC dedicates itself to the facilitation of technology transfer between a university and an industrial environment.  For many, the EDC is not only a research center but also a fully equipped microfabrication laboratory. One of its unique strengths is applying microfabrication processes to non-silicon, non-traditional materials.

Both the university community and external customer can benefit from the services the EDC provides:

  • metal sputtering including Pt, Au, Ag, Ir, Pd, W and others
  • insulator sputtering including SiO2, SiC, BN, Al2O3
  • wafer dicing
  • thick film printing
  • 4 point probe measurements
  • laser cutting of plastics

A comprehensive list of equipments accessible to all users can be found here.

For more information, check out the brochure or the EDC website.


Modeling Tools

It is often advantageous to numerically simulate complex systems and thereby obtain a clear understanding of the system behavior. Here at EMF Lab, we employ COMSOL, a software that is capable of simulating any physics-based system, to fulfill our day-to-day modeling needs.