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The Proteus Gamma I Cell is a commonly used tool for either studying corrosion of flat metal samples or for use to study photoelectrochemical reactions.  The Proteus Gamma I cell is especially suited to thin and planar samples without the need for expensive sample holders or custom electrodes while being just as easy to install glass/quartz windows instead for a truly versatile cell.  The Proteus Gamma I was designed to be simple to use, quick to assemble/disassemble/clean, sturdy, flexible, and versatile.  For many applications, the Proteus Gamma I Cell from Pine Research can simplify the physical setup of of both corrosion and photoelectrochemical experiments.  Customers often choose our Proteus Gamma I Cell for the following primary reasons:

  • simple design with easy-to-change samples/windows
  • low-cost alternative to traditional corrosion flat cells
  • low-cost alternative to quartz-based photoelectrochemical cells

There are many ways to customize and adapt the Proteus Gamma I Cell.  Make sure to add the appropriate accessories such as quartz windows or flat electrode connectors, as your research requires.  The cell is sold without either.  If you have any questions about what parts to order, simply contact us!

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# Description Price in USD
Proteus Gamma I Cell Kit
[PROT-G1]

Proteus Gamma I Cell Kit
basic kit, for flat sample corrosion analysis and photoelectrochemical experiments

reference electrode sold separately

Kit includes the items listed below
AF01CKT1012

Proteus Gamma I Cell Kit
includes PTFE cell, 2x polycarbonate end plates, and all screw/nut hardware

RRPG085K2

14/20 PTFE Stopper
kit includes three

Required Accessories for Flat Cell Use
AC01CKT1012S01

Flat Electrode Connector
for Proteus Gamma series cells, red banana jack

AC01CKT1012S02

Flat Electrode Connector
for Proteus Gamma series cells, green banana jack

Required Accessories for Photoelectrochemical Use
RRPG313

Optically Transparent Window/Disk
quartz, 2" OD, 3/16" thick

Consumable Parts
KAA113V

Fluoroelastomer O-Ring
size #113, square, 13.94 mm ID, 19.18 mm OD, 2.62 mm thick

KAA124V

Fluoroelastomer O-Ring
size #124, square, 31.42 mm ID, 36.66 mm OD, 2.62 mm thick

Reference Electrodes Shipped and Sold Separately
Reference Electrodes

click here to review reference electrode options

standard size 9.5 mm OD compatible with this system

Optional Accessories
AKPURGE1

Purge Kit for 1/4" Tubing
includes tubing and three way valve, for use with dual gas inlet

AKTUBE1420

Reference Electrode Salt Bridge Kit
isolate reference electrode from bulk solution

AFCTR5

Standard Platinum Counter Electrode Kit
includes isolation tube and adapter to fit 14/20 port, 6.9 mm OD epoxy tube shroud, 150 mm long

In Greek mythology, Proteus is a god of rivers and oceanic bodies of water, known for changing his shape.  From his name comes the adjective protean, which connotes something that is “versatile” and “capable of assuming many forms.”  Further, the adjective Protean is used to describe things that are flexible, versatile, and adaptable.  We could find no better name for this series of photoelectrochemical/corrosion cells, which are able to assume many forms to suit the needs of the researcher.

Proteus Gamma I Limited Drawing

The Proteus Gamma I Cell is a single-body PTFE cell.  As its namesake suggests, the cell finds use for two broad applications:

  1. for photoelectrochemical experiments, where light enters the cell to activate a species (i.e., catalyst) on the electrode (anode) to initiate an electrochemical reaction.  In this configuration, customers will want to purchase optically transparent quartz window(s) (RRPG313) with the cell.
  2. for the electrochemical corrosion analysis of flat, often coated, metal samples.  In this configuration, flat metal samples are installed on one (or both) ends of the cell, additional electrodes as required are placed in the cell through access ports, and corrosion measurements are made on these flat metal samples.  Scientists often use such a cell to evaluate the corrosion resistance of coatings (paints and polymers).  In this configuration, customers will want to purchase the Flat Electrode Connectors (AC01CKT1012S01 and AC01CKT1012S02) with the cell.

 

The Proteus Gamma I cell is especially suited to thin and planar samples without the need for expensive sample holders or custom electrodes. The same flexibility allows for the installation of transparent window(s), such as quartz disks for photoelectrochemical use.  The Proteus Gamma I was designed to be simple to use, quick to assemble/disassemble/clean, sturdy, flexible, and versatile.  For many applications, the Proteus Gamma I Cell from Pine Research can simplify the physical setup of of both corrosion and photoelectrochemical experiments.


 

Proteus Gamma I cell design employs two polycarbonate plates on either side of a ~65 mL PTFE cell.  Along the body of the cell are three 14/20 ports, ideal for all required electrodes and small diameter photoanodes for photoelectrochemical applications.  One of the ports can be used for sparging/purging solution in the cell as well. The design of the Proteus Gamma I cell has the following dimensions and features:

  • Opening #1 is a 1.43 cm OD opening (1.6 cm2 exposed).
  • Opening #2 is a 3.12 cm OD opening (7.7 cm2 exposed).
  • Flat fluroelastomer O-rings (included with cell) seat into the PTFE cell body, providing just enough give to provide a seal with included polycarbonate end plates.
  • Flat sample and/or glass/quartz window insert thickness can vary between 1 mm and 4 mm.
  • Polycarbonate end plates held in place with two nuts, for easy assembly and disassembly.
  • PTFE cell body contains three 14/20 tapered joints for working, electrode, and counter electrodes as well as purging/sparging accessories.
  • Chemically resistant PTFE cell is ideal for aqueous and non-aqueous experiments, including high alkaline solutions.
  • Two-in-one cell system. Simply replace flat metal samples with quartz windows to convert between corrosion and photo electrochemical cell.  The protean nature of this cell lends itself to use in multiple chemical applications.

There are many ways to customize and adapt the Proteus Gamma I Cell.  Below we offer either the photoelectrochemical setup (with quartz windows) or the corrosion setup, however, the cell can be configured to suit your needs.  Simply contact us!