In our laboratories, we have four potentiostats/galvanostats that allows performing a wide range of electrochemical research, such as:

  • Cyclic Voltammetry (CV)
  • Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV)
  • Chronoamperometry (ChA)
  • Chronopotentiometry (ChP)
  • Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV)
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
  • Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV)

Gamry Reference 3000 Potentiostat

Two Bio-Logic SP-300 potentiostats

Two Autolab PSTAT 204 potentiostats, including one equipped with rotating disc electrode (RRDE)

Princeton Applied Research EG&G 273A


By using those potentiostats, there is a possibility to electrosynthesize different metallic, polymer and semiconductive materials. Moreover, we are doing research conntected with corrosion tests, complex electrochemical characterization of energy storage setups, examining of electrochemical sensors, bioelectrochemical systems, and with kinetics of electrode processes.

Potentistat's specifications:


Maximum current

Maximum voltage

Current range

Potential range

Impedance module


Number of channels

Gamry Reference 3000 +/-3A or +/-1,5A at 32V +/-32V 300pA-3A +/-32V + - 1
Bio-Logic SP 300 +/-500mA +/-12V 10 nA-1A +/-10V + + 2
Autolab PSTAT 204 +/-400mA +/-10V 10nA-100mA +/-10V - + 1
Princeton EG&G 273A +/-1A +/-100V

100 nA-1A

+/-0,02V, +/-0,2 V, +/-2V  - - 1


Contact: A. Brzózka - e-mail: brzozka@chemia.uj.edu.pl, M. Jarosz - e-mail: jarosz@chemia.uj.edu.pl

Pulse sourcemeter Keithley 2430

Device may be simultaneously used as an extremely precise source of voltage/current DC (accuracy at the levels of uV and nA) and multimeter with 6 1/2 digits resolution. Additionally, it is possible to generate pulses (Umax = 100V, Imax = 10A).

Contact: L. Zaraska - e-mail: zaraska@chemia.uj.edu.pl

Sputter coater Quorum Q150T S

Sputter coater is equiped with film thickness monitor (FTM). This high resolution sputter coater allows for sputtering of thin films of non-oxidizing (noble) (e.g., Au, Ag) and oxidizing (e.g., Ni, Co, Sn) metals.


Contact: L. Zaraska - e-mail: zaraska@chemia.uj.edu.pl

UV/VIS/NIR Spectrophotometer Perkin Elmer Lambda 750 S

Contact angle measuring system DataPhysics OCA25

OCA25 goniometer allows for the measurements and analisys of both static and dynamic contact angle, according to the static sessile drop method. It also allows for the measurements of contact angle and surface free energy by using dynamic sessile drop method. The OCA25 model is equipped with three automatic liquid dispensers, tilting base unit and a holder for special samples (e.g., foils, membranes).

Contact angle: 0-180° with precision ±0.1°
Surface free energy: 0.01 – 2000 mN/m with precision 0.01 mN/m


The modular DMi8 inverted fluorescence microscope

Inverted, coded microscope may be used for both transmitted light and fluorescence light observations.

For transmitted light observations, LED light with TTL aperture is used.

For fluorescence observations, the halogen lamp (120 W) is used.

The microscope is equipped with a manual 3-plate stage with different inserts, objectives with 10x, 20x, and 40x magnification, 6-fold filter turret with filters for DAPI, FITC, and RHODO.


The DMi8 fluorescence microscope may be applied for both transparent (on a glass slide or multiwell plates) and non-transparent substrates (latter only for fluorescence observations).

By using a dedicated Leica Application Suite (LAS) X software platform, the accurate analysis of the obtained image data is possible, e.g., stocking of images from different channels, precise analysis of the images.

Non-contact sheet resistance and layer thickness measurement device Suragus, EddyCus® TF lab 2020

The equipment allows for single point, non-contact measurements of conductive thin films and layer thickness measurements. There is a possibility to measure resistance of samples with the area form 100 mm2 to 40 000 mm2 in the range between 0,001 and 3,000 Ω cm-2. It is sutable for measurements of cunductivity on semiconductive wafers, glass with a thin conductive layers, electrodes in batteries etc.

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Contact: A. Brzózka - e-mail: brzozka@chemia.uj.edu.pl, M. Jarosz - e-mail: jarosz@chemia.uj.edu.pl

Photoelectric spectrometer (Instytut Fotonowy)

Photoelectric spectrometer is suitable for characterization of photoelectrochemical materials (wide band gap semiconductors). It has module system that contains: digital controlled light source (xenon lamp 150 W, monochromator, proper light edge filters, shutter, setup for stabilization of light intensity), potentiostat (P-IF 1.6) and computer. Spectrometer is fully automated. Control panel allows to control the wavelength of the emiited light, shutter opening and closing time, inset of light edge filters and synchronization with potentiostat. Dedicated software allows for obtaining complete photoelectrochemical characterization of the tested samples due to the measurements of the generated photocurrents as a function of wavelength. The results are shown as 3D photoactivity maps. Additionally, the software allows for determining the banggap and calculating the Incident of Photon to Current Eficciency (IPCE). Measurements may be performed either in constant or pulse model.

Detaild infromation on the Photoelectric spectrometer may be found HERE.

Contact: J. Kapusta-Kołodziej - e-mail: kapusta@chemia.uj.edu.pl, L. Zaraska - e-mail: zaraska@chemia.uj.edu.pl

 UV (Instytut Fotonowy)

The equipment is used for studying of the photodegradation processes of organic substances. It is equipped wit 20 monochromatic lamps (350 nm) of total power of 160 W.

Contact: J. Kapusta-Kołodziej - e-mail: kapusta@chemia.uj.edu.pl

Spin-coater Polos-SPIN150i-NPP

The spin coater is designed for cleaning, drying, coating, developing and / or etching of substrates up to 160 mm in diameter.

The following process parameters can be set:

Time                                                    0.1-99,999 sec / step

Direction of rotation                              0–12,000 rpm

Accelerate / Decelerate                          1-30,000rpm / sec **

Contact: A. Brzózka - e-mail: brzozka@chemia.uj.edu.pl

Muffle furnance Czylok FCF 5SHM

There is a possibility to anneal samples at the temperature up to 1300 °C.

Equipment and accessories for anodic oxidation of metals

- cryostats and thermostats (e.g., Thermo Scientific, Haake, Huber, Julabo, VWR)
- laboratory power supplies (e.g.,. TDK Lambda, BK Precision XLN30052, ARRAY 3646A, Electro-Automatic),
- laboratory multimeters (e.g., Keithley 2110-240, Picotest M-3500A, APPA207)
- specially designed Teflon electrochemical cells

Multifunction meter Elmetron CX-701

Enables smultaneous measurements of pH, redox potential, conductivity, oxygen level and salinity of water or preassure and temperature. There is also a possibility of semi-automatic titration.

Standard infuse/withdraw programmable syringe pump (Harvard Pump 11 Elite)

Syringe pump allows for a precise injection of an analite during the electrochemical experiments. The equipment allows for preparation of high accuracy calibration curves that are neccessary for tests of electrochemical sensors. It is characterized by high accuracy (0.5%) and reproducibility (0.05 %) of injections, pusher travel rate minimum of 0.15 µ m/min, and flow rate minimum of 1.28 pl/min.

Water purification system Direct-Q 3 UV

Shaking water bath SBW 22 N

Laboratory centrifuge MPW-215