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Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

Electrochemical Cells and Electrodes


Product Code C2013F1
Price $313 ex. VAT

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High quality glassy carbon working electrode available in straight or L-shaped form

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


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.

L-shaped glassy carbon working electrode can bring the working electrode and reference electrode closer to effectively reduce the R drop and improve the test effect, where R is referred to as the ionic electrolyte resistance between the tip of the reference electrode and the working electrode surface.

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.


Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

High quality glassy carbon working electrode available in 3 mm and 4 mm diameter

From £250


L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

L-shaped glassy working electrode available in 3 mm and 4 mm diameter

From £340

Potentiostat

Ossila Potentiostat
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  • High Accuracy + Precision

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What is Glassy Carbon?


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.

Glassy Carbon Electrode Cleaning Procedure


Electrochemistry with a glassy carbon electrode is greatly affected by its surface chemistry of carbon-oxygen functionalities and its cleanliness. The most common method of cleaning and activation is to polish the glassy carbon surface with micro-sized abrasives such as aluminate to expose a fresh new surface. After polishing, sonication is often suggested to remove carbon particles and remains of polishing material.

Specifications

All dimensions are in millimetres.

Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

Glassy Carbon Working Electrode Dimensions
Glassy Carbon Working Electrode Dimensions (mm)

L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode

L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode Dimensions
L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode Dimensions (mm)
Product Name Available disc diameter (n) size(s)
Glassy Carbon Working Electrode 3 mm
4 mm
L-Shaped 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
L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode - 3 mm diameter C2013H1 £340
L-Shaped Glassy Carbon Working Electrode - 4 mm diameter C2013J1 £380

Electrode Polishing Kit EPK-3

Ossila Electrode Polishing Kit, EPK-3
  • Restore Electrodes
  • High Quality Polishing
  • Great Value

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To the best of our knowledge the information provided here is accurate. The values provided are typical at the time of manufacture and may vary over time and from batch to batch. Products may have minor cosmetic differences (e.g. to the branding) compared to the photos on our website. All products are for laboratory and research and development use only.

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