TCE Cell One

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Product Description

The TCE Cell One is an electrochemical test cell with two compartments that can be separated from each other by a membrane or other porous or ion conducting media.

Two inlets on each side enable the insertion of reference electrodes or capillaries for filling, or pressure relief. Custom current collector electrodes on the cell ends allow for the use of various electrode materials, including elemental lithium.

With an electrolyte volume of only approx. 1.8 ml, the TCE Cell One is ideal for lab scale testing of novel electrolytes and their interplay with custom separator materials.

The cell is fully sealed and air-tight, therefore allowing a preparation inside a glovebox and measurement outside.

Product Details
Article No.:
PEEK housing, EPDM o-rings, electrode material
Available electrode materials:
Stainless steel 1.4404, glassy carbon, platinum, gold, lithium (stainless steel electrode with punching edge), nickel - other materials on request
Distance between electrodes:
16 mm
Electrolyte volume:
approx. 1.8 ml
Min. membrane diameter:
12 mm
Max. membrane diameter:
21 mm
Max. membrane thickness:
1.5 mm
Temperature range (operation):
-40 ... +100 °C
Rated dimensions (test cell + fixture)::
120 mm x 100 mm x 66 mm (L x W x H)
Typical weight without sample (test cell + fixture)::
0.2 kg + 0.4 kg
Included Equipment
  • 1 x TCE Cell One test cell housing (without electrodes).
  • 4 x fitting for fixing capillaries or reference electrodes.
  • 2 x PEEK disc with central 2 mm bore-hole.
  • 2 x 4 mm banana-to-2 mm banana cable.
  • 1 x cell fixture to keep the test cell in place during assembly and measurement.
  • 1 x tool to unfix blank plugs and fittins.
  • 1 x tool to unfix electrodes.
  • required o-rings, mad by default of EPDM.
  • No electrodes included! Electrodes have to be selected and ordered separately.
  • No membrane included!

Introducing the TCE Cell One

TCE Cell One overview

Detailed description

The TCE Cell One requires only a low amount of liquid electrolyte (approx. 1.8 ml) which can be split into two compartments when inserting a membrane, separator foil or solid ion conductor. However, depending on the experiment, the test cell can be used with or without membrane. Two ports on each side of the cell's corpus provide inlets for inserting reference electrodes, filling the cell with electrolyte, or purging the electrolyte with gas.

An innovative current collector design allows for using different electrode materials and switching between them easily. We also offer current collectors with stainless steel (1.4404) as core material and PEEK punching edges which allows for using metallic lithium or sodium as electrode materials.

Since each experiment requires different tools, the TCE Cell One is delivered without electrodes. Electrodes with core material of your choice have to be ordered separately.

For assembling the TCE Cell One, no tools or screws are required. The test cell can be handled easily - also when working in a glovebox. The TCE Cell is air-tight, and therefore measurements can be prepared inside and outside of the glovebox when working with air- and moisture-sensitive samples.

In case that the temperature should be adjusted, the TCE Cell One can be placed into an oven or climate chamber. It can be used in a temperatures range from -40 °C to +100 °C. Attention: Do not use the test cell at temperatures above the boiling point of your liquid electrolyte!

Suitable cell accessories

Typical Aplications

  • Investigation of solid electrolytes in contact with liquid electrolytes for investigating the (electro-)chemical stability
  • Membrane and separator testing (permeability, MacMullin number)
  • Electrolyte testing (conductivity, (electro-)chemical stability)
  • Testing of active material coatings on current collector electrodes
  • Investigation of redox reactions with separated counter electrode compartment
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