EIS Summer School 2016 (Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy)

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Summer School 2016

Learn about the theory and practice of EIS (Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy) at the EIS Summer School in Bath.

The EIS Summer School 2016 will be at the University of Bath on 12-15 July 2016. The training course provides an introduction to Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy theory, practice and applications. The summer school is hosted by Professor Laurie Peter and his colleagues from the University of Bath, alongside Solartron Analytical (Ametek). This course is highly popular, and has been running for over twelve years.

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This year’s summer school features a guest lecture from Dr Edmund Dickinson of COMSOL. Edmund studied chemistry at the University of Oxford, where he also gained his doctorate, researching the charge and mass transfer properties of electrolyte solutions. He now specialises in chemistry, heat transfer and fluid flow.


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Hands-on, Practical Sessions

The training course is taught in small groups, with a strong emphasis on practical work. 70% of your time will be spent using EIS instruments in the laboratory under the guidance of course demonstrators. This gives you hands-on, practical experience and demonstrates the link between theory and experiment. The number of participants is limited, so everyone has full access to the instruments.

Electrical Characterisation of Materials

The principles of EIS will be introduced in lectures, supported by full documentation in the course notes provided. The first practical sessions will cover the apparatus used for impedance measurement. You will learn how to set up and interface the hardware, and how to troubleshoot common problems. Following on from this, the majority of the practical sessions will consist of experiments carefully chosen to demonstrate the principles and applications of frequency response analysis.

By the end of the four days, you will be able to use frequency response analysers and potentiostats, and interpret and fit the data using non-linear regression programmes.

EIS Experiments

  • Getting to know the equipment
  • Impedance of model circuits
  • Impedance of a simple redox system
  • Impedance of corroding metals – inhibitors
  • Impedance of corrosion – polymer coatings
  • Impedance of batteries
  • Impedance of solar cells
  • Impedance of solid oxide fuel cell materials
  • Measuring dielectric properties

Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy Applications


You will receive full course materials, including a mathematics workbook and web-based learning support. Lectures include:

  • Network analysis
  • Impedance of electrochemical systems
  • Frequency response analysis
  • Solartron systems and software
  • Electrical properties of materials
  • Invited guest lecture from Dr Edmund Dickinson of COMOSOL

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The registration fee is £1050, which includes the four-day course, documentation, lunch, refreshments and dinner at a local restaurant in Bath. Please note that accommodation is not included. Early registration is recommended. The number of places is limited so that everyone has full access to frequency response analysers and potentiostats.

Alternatively, contact Dr Frank Marken of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath on 0122 538 3694 or f.marken@bath.ac.uk

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