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Dual Chamber Quartz Photoelectrochemical Cell

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Our photoelectrochemical cell is designed to accommodate a wide variety of photo-anodes and electrochemical configurations for dual chamber photoelectrochemistry research.  Each half cell houses an independent anode or cathode based on the user configuration. The cells are joined with an O-ring seal and pinch clamp, where the user can install a separator (membrane, filter, Nafion, e.g.) of their choosing.

The Quartz Photoelectrochemical Cell Kit is available as a bundle which includes the following.

  • 2 quartz half cells (250 mL) with six total 14/20 side ports
  • gas purge/sparge entry accessories
  • 2 large bore electrode adapters (55/50 joint)
  • 2 electrode handles with 10 photo-anode clips, six 14/20 PTFE stoppers, a pinch clamp with 10 O-rings
  • 1 platinum coil counter electrode with isolation tube.

See "Description" tab for additional information, including options for customization.

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# Description Price in USD
Dual Chamber Photoelectrochemical Cell Kit
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Dual Chamber Quartz Photoelectrochemical Cell Kit

Reference electrodes sold separately!

The Quartz Dual Chamber Photoelectrochemical Cell Kit includes the following list of items
RRPG199

Quartz Photoelectrochemical Half Cell
2 half cells are sold to complete the photoelectrochemical cell

ACEP5550

PTFE Electrode Holder Adapter
fitted with internal and external O-rings, designed to hold the electrode handle and fit into the 55/50 joint in the quartz cell

AFEX143HOLDER

Working Electrode Handle
polypropylene handle with a banana port on the external end (for connection to potentiostat) and a connection port on the internal side to attach to AFEX122CLIP

AFEX122CLIP

Electrode Holder Clip 
copper clip fitted with a pin connector to AFEX143HOLDER, the working electrode handle

AC01BASE199

Half Cell Polyethylene Base 
ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene base for quartz half cell

RRPG081K1

#65 Pinch Clamp for Spherical Joint 
used to connect 2 half cells in the quartz dual chamber photoelectrochemical cell, membrane supplied by user

KAA226V

O-Rings for Pinch Clamp 
package of 10, Size #226 fluoroelastomer O-rings 1/8" thick, 2" ID x 2.25" OD

AFCTR5

Standard Platinum Counter Electrode Kit
6.9 mm OD epoxy tube shroud, 150 mm long

RRPG085K2

PTFE Stopper (14/20 taper)
includes five stoppers for closing unused 14/20 ports

RRPG086

Dual Port Gas Inlet Accessory
for gas purging/sparging/blanketing in cell.  Use in conjunction with the single port and/or purge kit (60 mm long)

RRPG095K1

Single Port Gas Outlet Accessory
barbed 90-degree bend with a 14/20 ground glass joint

AKPURGE1

Purge Kit
1/4" tubing and a three way valve to connect to the gas sparge/purge/vent attachments

Reference Electrode (sold and shipped separately)
Reference Electrodes

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Solid Quartz. Both chambers in our photoelectrochemical cell are made entirely of quartz.  Visible and ultraviolet light can pass through either of the two large flat windows of each chamber.  Photoelectrochemical cells where only the windows are quartz can lead to stray absorbance of borosilicate from the rest of the cell, making measurements in the UV difficult.  Quartz is also popular for thermal stability as well as performing experiments in strong bases, where borosilicate would normally etch.

Photo-anode compatibility.  The large 55/50 port is compatible with a wide variety of photo-anodes to fit inside the cell, including silicon wafers.   Electrical contact to the photo-anode is achieved by connecting a banana cable to the end of the electrode handle. The handle fits into the the 55/50 adapter. The end of the electrode holder in the cell terminates with a conductive clip that holds the photo-anode.

Ports. A total of three 14/20 ports accept our counter electrode (often platinum coil), reference electrodes, and gas sparging/purging accessories.  The Quartz Photoelectrochemical Cell Kit is available as a bundle, which includes the 2 quartz chambers (250 mL), 2 large bore electrode adapter (55/50 joint), 2 electrode handles with 10 photo-anode clips, a platinum coil counter electrode with isolation tube, a pinch clamp and O-ring, gas sparging/purging accessories, and six 14/20 PTFE stoppers.

Customization. Our photoelectrochemical cell is very versatile and ideal for most photoelectrochemistry research.  At Pine Research we understand the need for specialization and custom glassware for your research needs. With little more than a sketch with dimensions, our team can custom design and build quartz cells for your specific photoelectrochemical needs.

Visit our “Custom Glassware and Quartz Gallery” section for more information on custom glassware.

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