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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Electrochemical Experimental Techniques - D105008
Title: Měřící techniky v elektrochemii
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Actual: from 2014
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0 [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Mareček Vladimír prof. Ing. DrSc.
Is interchangeable with: AP105003, P105003
Annotation -
Last update: ROZ105 (17.09.2014)
Lectures are focused on basic understanding and description of selected experimental techniques. The individual experimental methods and their principles are discussed with respect to the application in laboratory practise. Students are expected to have solid background in physical chemistry basics including thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode processes.
Aim of the course -
Last update: ROZ105 (17.09.2014)

Students will be able to

  • propose equivalent circuit of an electrochemical cell
  • design appropriate experimental setup
  • evaluate experimental results
  • discuss basic electroanalytical techniques and methods

Literature -
Last update: ROZ105 (25.04.2014)

R: W.J. Moore, Fyzikální chemie, SNTL, Praha 1979 (nebo jiná učebnice Fyzikální chemie)

R: D.D. Macdonald, Transient Techniques in Electrochemistry, Plenum Press, New York, 1977

R: A.J. Bard and L.R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods, John Wiley, New York, 1980

A: J. Dvořák, J Koryta, V. Boháčová, Elektrochemie, Academia, Praha 1975

A: Kolektiv autorů, Analogové a hybridní počítače, SNTL, Praha 1971

A: materiály z přednášek

Syllabus -
Last update: ROZ105 (17.09.2014)


  • definition of potential
  • polarisable and non-polarisable electrodes
  • static and dynamic methods
  • stationary and equilibrium states

2.Electrolytical vessel

  • equivalent electrochemical circuit, the function of individual components
  • parasitic components
  • homogeneous and nonhomogeneous polarization
  • electrochemical cell design
  • microelectrodes

3.Potentiostat and galvanostat

  • principle of operation, block diagram
  • operational amplifier, basic electrochemical setups
  • compensation of the ohmic drop in the electrolyte

4.Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

  • complex numbers, projection of complex numbers
  • impedance R, C, L
  • modelling of simple circuits R, C, L
  • analysis of the electrochemical cell impedance spectra, system requirements

5.Cyclic voltammetry

  • stationary and non-stationary systems
  • polarography
  • reversible and quasi-reversible systems, shape of the voltammetric curve
  • effect of the preceding and following reactions to the shape of the voltammetric curve

6.Analysis electrochemical noise

  • principle of method, using possibilities

Course completion requirements -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.04.2014)

oral exam

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Oral examination 100