ECD-3-nano

Electrochemical dilatometer ECD-3-nano

Test cell for the measurement of height changes in aprotic as well as aqueous electrolytes with nanometer resolution

Electrochemical dilatometer ECD-3-nano

Test cell for the measurement of height changes in aprotic as well as aqueous electrolytes with nanometer resolution

Electrochemical dilatometer ECD-3-nano

Test cell for the measurement of height changes in aprotic as well as aqueous electrolytes with nanometer resolution

Product overview

Watch your electrodes breathing

The ECD-3-nano is the dilatometer with a displacement resolution in the nanometer range. The capacitive parallel-plate sensor system of the ECD-3-nano can obtain displacement signals of below 5 nanometers. This high resolution makes it possible to explore new territory of electrochemical dilatometry. For instance, quasi 2-dimensional electrode processes like the SEI formation in lithium-ion batteries or the electrochemically driven growth of passivation layers on metal surfaces might become the subject of future dilatometric studies.

The heart of the ECD-3-nano is an electrochemical cell, which is hermetically tight against ambient atmosphere. The two electrodes inside are separated by a stiff glass frit that is fixed in position. The upper (working) electrode is sealed by means of a thin metal membrane through which any charge-induced height change is transmitted towards the sensor/load unit above.

Improvements of the ECD-3-nano (in comparison to previous versions)

  • Elimination of tubing and external valves reduces the risk of leakage and saves effort.

  • Use of special polymer with minimal water absorption reduces drying effort and accelerates work flow.

  • Use of a smaller glass frit reduces amount of electrolyte required (approx. 1 cm³)

  • Better handling saves time and effort.

Specifications

Height230 mm
Width100 mm
Depth110 mm
Weightapprox. 2.5 kg
Displacement sensor systemcapacitive
Displacement range250 μm
Signal drift (sample-free)≤ 20 nm / hour
Test specimenElectrode films, optional single crystals / grains Diameter ≤ 10 mm, thickness ≤ 1 mm
Load on test specimenapprox. 1 N
Chemical compatibilityAprotic organic electrolytes; optional aqueous electrolytes
Cell electrolyte volumeapprox. 0.5 ml

Manuals

ECD-3-nano User Manual
Release1.34
TypePDF
Size3.2 MB
Download

Part Kit for Testing Single Crystals/Grains with the ECD-3 and ECD-3-nano User Manual
Release2.01
TypePDF
Size0,6 MB
Download

Delivery scope

 

#ComponentOrder no.
1ECD-3-nano dilatometer, assembledECD3-00-0001-A
2Box ECD-3-nano, assembledECE1-00-0006-F
3Sensor-GND cableECE1-00-0041-A
4Sensor cable (PISeca)SEN9023
5ECD cell cableECE1-00-0033-F
6Power supply SPU 45E-303ELT9207
7Power cord IEC 60320 C14 EURO L sw 1.5 mELT9222
8USB cable typ A/B (2.0 m)ELT9167
Accessories kit:
9O-Ring 33.05 mm x 1.78 mm (2 pcs.)DIC9034
10PE-Seal for ECD (33.3 x 1.6), (2 pcs.)ECC1-01-0043-B
11Ferrule 1.0 (2 pcs.)ECC1-00-0029-B
12Ferrule 1.5 (2 pcs.)ECC1-00-0029-C
13O-Ring 50.5 mm x 1.78 mm (2 pcs.)DIC9038
14Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404ECC1-00-0019-D
15Spacer disc (set) 2.1 - 2.3ECC1-01-0012-F
16Demonstration kit (5 x activated carbon electrode foil with 5% PTFE Binder, 10 mm)ECD1-00-0900-A
17Filling tube with syringeECD3-01-0001-A
18CD containing EC-Link data logger softwareECE1-00-0052-A
19TweezersWZG9001
20Spherical allen screw driver 3 mmWZG9002
21Allen screw driver 2.5 mmWZG9003
22Vacuum tweezersWZG9004
23Set allen wrenchECC1-01-0028-A

Upgrade kits for typical configurations

In the standard configuration, the ECD-3-nano is equipped for aprotic electrochemistry (dilatometer cell, sensor and sensor-controller with dc-voltage output -10 to 10 V) with integrated USB data logger. Materials in media contact are stainless steel and PEEK. The user has to provide all peripheral equipment like temperature chamber and potentiostat.

Various add-ons are available for special testing requirements:

Upgrade Kit Aqueous: replaces stainless steel parts by gold parts and thus makes the ECD-3-nano compatible with aqueous electrochemistry.

ECD-3 Full Cell Kit: Part kit for testing full cells without T-frit.

Part Kit for Testing Single Crystals/Grains: Part kit for using single grains or crystals instead of bound electrode films.

Consumables

Cell Body: Cell Body: Cell Body:
T-Frit 10/12.5Glass window (5 pieces)ECC1-00-0041-B
Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404ECC1-00-0019-D
O-Ring 33.05 x 1.78 mmO-Ring 33.05 x 1.78 mmDIC9034
O-Ring 50.5 x 1.78 mm O-Ring 50.5 x 1.78 mm DIC9038
Ferrule 1.0Ferrule 1.0ECC1-00-0029-B
Ferrule 1.5 Ferrule 1.5 ECC1-00-0029-C
PE-Seal for ECD (33 x 1.6)PE-Seal for ECD (33 x 1.6)ECC1-01-0043-B
PE-seal for ECD-3 pistonPE-seal for ECD-3 pistonECC1-01-0044-B
Spacer disc (set) 2.1-2.3Spacer disc (set) 2.1-2.3ECC1-01-0012-F
Spacer disc (set) 1.8-2.0Spacer disc (set) 1.8-2.0ECC1-01-0012-G
Spacer disc (set) 1.5-1.7Spacer disc (set) 1.5-1.7ECC1-01-0012-H
Spacer disc (set) 1.2-1.4Spacer disc (set) 1.2-1.4ECC1-01-0012-K
Spacer disc (set) 0.9-1.1Spacer disc (set) 0.9-1.1ECC1-01-0012-L
Sensor Unit:Sensor Unit: Sensor Unit:
Socket screwSocket screwDIN-912 M4 x 12

Spare parts

Sensor unit

Cell Body

Shut-off valve

Central CE piston

Spring load

REF electrode ECD, long

Product overview

Watch your electrodes breathing

The ECD-3-nano is the dilatometer with a displacement resolution in the nanometer range. The capacitive parallel-plate sensor system of the ECD-3-nano can obtain displacement signals of below 5 nanometers. This high resolution makes it possible to explore new territory of electrochemical dilatometry. For instance, quasi 2-dimensional electrode processes like the SEI formation in lithium-ion batteries or the electrochemically driven growth of passivation layers on metal surfaces might become the subject of future dilatometric studies.

The heart of the ECD-3-nano is an electrochemical cell, which is hermetically tight against ambient atmosphere. The two electrodes inside are separated by a stiff glass frit that is fixed in position. The upper (working) electrode is sealed by means of a thin metal membrane through which any charge-induced height change is transmitted towards the sensor/load unit above.

Improvements of the ECD-3-nano (in comparison to previous versions)

  • Elimination of tubing and external valves reduces the risk of leakage and saves effort.

  • Use of special polymer with minimal water absorption reduces drying effort and accelerates work flow.

  • Use of a smaller glass frit reduces amount of electrolyte required (approx. 1 cm³)

  • Better handling saves time and effort.

Specifications

Height230 mm
Width100 mm
Depth110 mm
Weightapprox. 2.5 kg
Displacement sensor systemcapacitive
Displacement range250 μm
Signal drift (sample-free)≤ 20 nm / hour
Test specimenElectrode films, optional single crystals / grains Diameter ≤ 10 mm, thickness ≤ 1 mm
Load on test specimenapprox. 1 N
Chemical compatibilityAprotic organic electrolytes; optional aqueous electrolytes
Cell electrolyte volumeapprox. 0.5 ml

Manuals

ECD-3-nano User Manual
Release1.34
TypePDF
Size3.2 MB
Download

Part Kit for Testing Single Crystals/Grains with the ECD-3 and ECD-3-nano User Manual
Release2.01
TypePDF
Size0,6 MB
Download

Delivery scope

 

#ComponentOrder no.
1ECD-3-nano dilatometer, assembledECD3-00-0001-A
2Box ECD-3-nano, assembledECE1-00-0006-F
3Sensor-GND cableECE1-00-0041-A
4Sensor cable (PISeca)SEN9023
5ECD cell cableECE1-00-0033-F
6Power supply SPU 45E-303ELT9207
7Power cord IEC 60320 C14 EURO L sw 1.5 mELT9222
8USB cable typ A/B (2.0 m)ELT9167
Accessories kit:
9O-Ring 33.05 mm x 1.78 mm (2 pcs.)DIC9034
10PE-Seal for ECD (33.3 x 1.6), (2 pcs.)ECC1-01-0043-B
11Ferrule 1.0 (2 pcs.)ECC1-00-0029-B
12Ferrule 1.5 (2 pcs.)ECC1-00-0029-C
13O-Ring 50.5 mm x 1.78 mm (2 pcs.)DIC9038
14Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404ECC1-00-0019-D
15Spacer disc (set) 2.1 - 2.3ECC1-01-0012-F
16Demonstration kit (5 x activated carbon electrode foil with 5% PTFE Binder, 10 mm)ECD1-00-0900-A
17Filling tube with syringeECD3-01-0001-A
18CD containing EC-Link data logger softwareECE1-00-0052-A
19TweezersWZG9001
20Spherical allen screw driver 3 mmWZG9002
21Allen screw driver 2.5 mmWZG9003
22Vacuum tweezersWZG9004
23Set allen wrenchECC1-01-0028-A

Upgrade kits for typical configurations

In the standard configuration, the ECD-3-nano is equipped for aprotic electrochemistry (dilatometer cell, sensor and sensor-controller with dc-voltage output -10 to 10 V) with integrated USB data logger. Materials in media contact are stainless steel and PEEK. The user has to provide all peripheral equipment like temperature chamber and potentiostat.

Various add-ons are available for special testing requirements:

Upgrade Kit Aqueous: replaces stainless steel parts by gold parts and thus makes the ECD-3-nano compatible with aqueous electrochemistry.

ECD-3 Full Cell Kit: Part kit for testing full cells without T-frit.

Part Kit for Testing Single Crystals/Grains: Part kit for using single grains or crystals instead of bound electrode films.

Consumables

Cell Body: Cell Body: Cell Body:
T-Frit 10/12.5Glass window (5 pieces)ECC1-00-0041-B
Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404ECC1-00-0019-D
O-Ring 33.05 x 1.78 mmO-Ring 33.05 x 1.78 mmDIC9034
O-Ring 50.5 x 1.78 mm O-Ring 50.5 x 1.78 mm DIC9038
Ferrule 1.0Ferrule 1.0ECC1-00-0029-B
Ferrule 1.5 Ferrule 1.5 ECC1-00-0029-C
PE-Seal for ECD (33 x 1.6)PE-Seal for ECD (33 x 1.6)ECC1-01-0043-B
PE-seal for ECD-3 pistonPE-seal for ECD-3 pistonECC1-01-0044-B
Spacer disc (set) 2.1-2.3Spacer disc (set) 2.1-2.3ECC1-01-0012-F
Spacer disc (set) 1.8-2.0Spacer disc (set) 1.8-2.0ECC1-01-0012-G
Spacer disc (set) 1.5-1.7Spacer disc (set) 1.5-1.7ECC1-01-0012-H
Spacer disc (set) 1.2-1.4Spacer disc (set) 1.2-1.4ECC1-01-0012-K
Spacer disc (set) 0.9-1.1Spacer disc (set) 0.9-1.1ECC1-01-0012-L
Sensor Unit:Sensor Unit: Sensor Unit:
Socket screwSocket screwDIN-912 M4 x 12

Spare parts

Sensor unit

Cell Body

Shut-off valve

Central CE piston

Spring load

REF electrode ECD, long

Watch your electrodes breathing

The ECD-3-nano is the dilatometer with a displacement resolution in the nanometer range. The capacitive parallel-plate sensor systen of the ECD-3-nano can obtain displacement signals of below 5 nanometers. This high resolution makes it possible to explore new territory of electrochemical dilatometry. For instance, quasi 2-dimensional electrode processes like the SEI formation in lithium-ion batteries or the electrochemically driven growth of passivation layers on metal surfaces might become the subject of future dilatometric studies.

The heart of the ECD-3-nano is an electrochemical cell, which is hermetically tight against ambient atmosphere. The two electrodes inside are separated by a stiff glass frit that is fixed in position. The upper (working) electrode is sealed by means of a thin metal membrane through which any charge-induced height change is transmitted towards the sensor/load unit above.

Improvements of the ECD-3-nano (in comparison to previous versions)

  • Elimination of tubing and external valves reduces the risk of leakage and saves effort.

  • Use of special polymer with minimal water absorption reduces drying effort and accelerates work flow.

  • Use of a smaller glass frit reduces amount of electrolyte required (approx. 1 cm³)

  • Better handling saves time and effort.

ECD-3-nano overview

Specifications
Height230 mm
Width100 mm
Depth110 mm
Weightapprox. 2.5 kg
Displacement sensor systemcapacitive
Displacement range250 μm
Signal drift (sample-free)≤ 20 nm / hour
Test specimenElectrode films, optional single crystals / grains Diameter ≤ 10 mm, thickness ≤ 1 mm
Load on test specimenapprox. 1 N
Chemical compatibilityAprotic organic electrolytes; optional aqueous electrolytes
Cell electrolyte volumeapprox. 0.5 ml
Manuals
ECD-3-nano User Manual
Release1.34
TypePDF
Size3.2 MB
Download
Part Kit for Testing Single Crystals/Grains with the ECD-3 and ECD-3-nano User Manual
Release2.01
TypePDF
Size0,6 MB
Download
Delivery scope
#ComponentOrder no.
1ECD-3-nano dilatometer, assembledECD3-00-0001-A
2Box ECD-3-nano, assembledECE1-00-0006-F
3Sensor-GND cableECE1-00-0041-A
4Sensor cable (PISeca)SEN9023
5ECD cell cableECE1-00-0033-F
6Power supply SPU 45E-303ELT9207
7Power cord IEC 60320 C14 EURO L sw 1.5 mELT9222
8USB cable typ A/B (2.0 m)ELT9167
Accessories kit:
9O-Ring 33.05 mm x 1.78 mm (2 pcs.)DIC9034
10PE-Seal for ECD (33.3 x 1.6), (2 pcs.)ECC1-01-0043-B
11Ferrule 1.0 (2 pcs.)ECC1-00-0029-B
12Ferrule 1.5 (2 pcs.)ECC1-00-0029-C
13O-Ring 50.5 mm x 1.78 mm (2 pcs.)DIC9038
14Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404ECC1-00-0019-D
15Spacer disc (set) 2.1 - 2.3ECC1-01-0012-F
16Demonstration kit (5 x activated carbon electrode foil with 5% PTFE Binder, 10 mm)ECD1-00-0900-A
17Filling tube with syringeECD3-01-0001-A
18CD containing EC-Link data logger softwareECE1-00-0052-A
19TweezersWZG9001
20Spherical allen screw driver 3 mmWZG9002
21Allen screw driver 2.5 mmWZG9003
22Vacuum tweezersWZG9004
23Set allen wrenchECC1-01-0028-A

Upgrade kits

Upgrade kits for typical configurations

In the standard configuration, the ECD-3-nano is equipped for aprotic electrochemistry (dilatometer cell, sensor and sensor-controller with dc-voltage output -10 to 10 V) with integrated USB data logger. Materials in media contact are stainless steel and PEEK. The user has to provide all peripheral equipment like temperature chamber and potentiostat.

Various add-ons are available for special testing requirements:

Upgrade Kit Aqueous: replaces stainless steel parts by gold parts and thus makes the ECD-3-nano compatible with aqueous electrochemistry.

ECD-3 Full Cell Kit: Part kit for testing full cells without T-frit.

Part Kit for Testing Single Crystals/Grains: Part kit for using single grains or crystals instead of bound electrode films.

Consumables
Cell Body: Cell Body: Cell Body:
T-Frit 10/12.5Glass window (5 pieces)ECC1-00-0041-B
Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404Membrane (aprotic) 1.4404ECC1-00-0019-D
O-Ring 33.05 x 1.78 mmO-Ring 33.05 x 1.78 mmDIC9034
O-Ring 50.5 x 1.78 mm O-Ring 50.5 x 1.78 mm DIC9038
Ferrule 1.0Ferrule 1.0ECC1-00-0029-B
Ferrule 1.5 Ferrule 1.5 ECC1-00-0029-C
PE-Seal for ECD (33 x 1.6)PE-Seal for ECD (33 x 1.6)ECC1-01-0043-B
PE-seal for ECD-3 pistonPE-seal for ECD-3 pistonECC1-01-0044-B
Spacer disc (set) 2.1-2.3Spacer disc (set) 2.1-2.3ECC1-01-0012-F
Spacer disc (set) 1.8-2.0Spacer disc (set) 1.8-2.0ECC1-01-0012-G
Spacer disc (set) 1.5-1.7Spacer disc (set) 1.5-1.7ECC1-01-0012-H
Spacer disc (set) 1.2-1.4Spacer disc (set) 1.2-1.4ECC1-01-0012-K
Spacer disc (set) 0.9-1.1Spacer disc (set) 0.9-1.1ECC1-01-0012-L
Sensor Unit:Sensor Unit: Sensor Unit:
Socket screwSocket screwDIN-912 M4 x 12
Spare parts

<strong>Sensor unit</strong>

<a href=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3-nano_Spare-parts_sensor-unit.png“><img class=“alignnone wp-image-4213″ src=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3-nano_Spare-parts_sensor-unit.png“ alt=““ width=“750″ height=“625″ /></a>

<strong>Cell Body</strong>

<a href=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_cell_body.png“><img class=“alignnone wp-image-4206″ src=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_cell_body.png“ alt=““ width=“750″ height=“625″ /></a>

<strong>Shut-off valve</strong>

<a href=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_shut-off-valve.png“><img class=“alignnone wp-image-4208 size-full“ src=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_shut-off-valve.png“ alt=““ width=“1190″ height=“992″ /></a>

<strong>Central CE piston</strong>

<a href=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_central-ce-piston.png“><img class=“alignnone wp-image-4209 size-full“ src=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_central-ce-piston.png“ alt=““ width=“1190″ height=“992″ /></a>

<strong>Spring load</strong>

<a href=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_spring_load.png“><img class=“alignnone wp-image-4203″ src=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_spring_load.png“ alt=““ width=“750″ height=“625″ /></a>

<strong>REF electrode ECD, long</strong>

<a href=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_ref-electrode.png“><img class=“alignnone wp-image-4202″ src=“https://el-cell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECD-3_Spare-parts_ref-electrode.png“ alt=““ width=“750″ height=“378″ /></a>

Gallery

Connecting the ECD-3Connecting the ECD-3
Connecting the controller boxConnecting the controller box

Sample test results

Diagrams1

 

Expanding and shrinking of a graphite electrode during lithium insertion and extraction (figure left). The detailed view on the right shows the onset of expansion at 1.9V vs. Li / Li+ (figure right).

 

Current response and height change of layered ruthenium oxide HRO in 2 M H2SO4 during slow scan voltammetry. Courtesy of Prof. Wataru Sugimoto, Shinshu University, Japan.

Videos

Assembly of the ECD-3-nano electrochemical dilatometer

In this video, you will learn how to assemble an ECD-3 electrochemical dilatometer inside the glove box, how to connect it and finally how to adjust the sensor for testing.

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