Electrochemistry Chips

Hummingbird Patterned ElectroChemistry Chips for flexible in-situ TEM research

Our electrochemical chips provide electrical contacts inside the environmental cell, creating a complete electrochemical lab inside the TEM.  Designed for flexibility, the chips are available in electrode materials such as platinum, gold, copper, nickel, carbon and a several other meterials, and these electrical lead are all available in several electrode patterns and materials.

Research applications include:

  • Full- or half-cell battery materials research
  • Electrochemical growth of nanostructures or nano-coatings
  • Electroplating
  • Electrical-driven corrosion experiments

When stacked together with a spacer chip and compressed by o-rings, electrochemical chips form a space of normal atmospheric conditions between the two chips, called an environmental cell. Using these environmental cells, researchers can image specimens in-situ without extensive sample preparation, which helps to limit sample preparation artifacts. The liquid electrolyte can be pre-sealed in a closed cell configuration, or it can flow continuously through the channel or run in static liquid mode.  The liquid-electrochemistry holder models allows researchers to change the electrolyte during experiments and observe the influence of these changing environments on the sample.

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