Wet Chemistry Office

1. Lab Description and Capabilities

  • Hosts electrochemical type devices for aqueous environment tests
  • Performance of localized electrochemical techniques to map the surface structure of materials and identify their electrochemical response in aqueous aggressive environments
  • Qualitative analysis of solid materials; metals, polymers, and composites

2. Deliverables

  • The electrochemical response obtained will help to elucidate the behavior of materials subject to specific aqueous environments
  • Surface mapping from electrical signals leads to a better understanding of surface changes and materials behavior under specific conditions
  • New materials manufacturing and design, like smart hybrid coatings

3. Major Equipment and Specific Minor Equipment

  • PAR Electrochemical Scanning System VersaSCAN includes the following electrochemical techniques:
    • Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SCEM)
    • Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique (SVET)
    • Scanning Kelvin Probe (SKP)
    • Localized Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (LEIS)
    • Scanning Droplet System (SDS)