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Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

Electrochemistry Supplies, Electrodes

Product Code C2013F1
Price £250 ex. VAT

High quality glassy carbon working electrode

Perfect for use in standard electrochemistry cells for cyclic voltammetry and more

Overview | Specifications | Pricing and Options

Glassy carbon working electrode is the most commonly used carbon-based electrode in electrochemistry such as cyclic voltammetry and linear sweep voltammetry due to its properties of high temperature resistance, hardness, low density and low electrical resistance. Glassy carbon is one of the widely used electrode materials for making working electrodes. With a wide potential window and good electrical conductivity, glassy carbon is electrochemically inert, dense, and hard as glass, without gas or liquid permeability. In addition to very high thermal stability, glassy carbon is extremely resistant to chemical attack.

Glassy carbon, also known as vitreous or polymeric carbon, is produced by the thermal degradation of selected polymer resins. It is made up of aromatic ribbon molecules which are randomly oriented and tangled in a complicated manner. The surface of glassy carbon electrode is the mixture of basal plane and edge plane from intertwined discrete fragments of curved carbon planes.

Buy the glassy carbon working electrode together with our affordable reference electrode and counter electrode together with the Ossila potentiostat to start performing electrochemical experiments. Qualifying orders ship free as part of the Ossila Guarantee.

To keep you electrodes working at the highest standards we recommend using our electrode polishing kit.


All dimensions are in millimetres.

Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

Glassy Carbon Working Electrode Dimensions
Glassy Carbon Working Electrode Dimensions (mm)
Product Name Available disc diameter (n) size(s)
Glassy Carbon Working Electrode 3 mm
4 mm

Pricing and Options

Product Name Product Code Price
Glassy Carbon Working Electrode - 3 mm diameter C2013F1 £250
Glassy Carbon Working Electrode - 4 mm diameter C2013G1 £280

Learn More

Cyclic Voltammetry Basics, Setup, and Applications Cyclic Voltammetry Basics, Setup, and Applications

Cyclic voltammetry is an electrochemical technique for measuring the current response of a redox active solution to a linearly cycled potential sweep between two or more set values.

Linear Sweep Voltammetry: Introduction and Applications Linear Sweep Voltammetry: Introduction and Applications

Linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) is a simple electrochemical technique. The method is similar to cyclic voltammetry, but rather than linearly cycling over the potential range in both directions, linear sweep voltammetry involves only a single linear sweep from the lower potential limit to the upper potential limit.

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