EIS Summer School 2017, Bath

Register now for the EIS Summer School 2017 on 11-14 July 2017 at the University of Bath. A hands-on course about electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, with lectures and practical sessions.

*Now fully booked*

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EIS Summer School 2017

The EIS Summer School is a popular short course that has been running for over 12 years. It provides a sound foundation in the theory and applications of EIS (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy).

The course is taught in small groups, with a emphasis on practical work. 70% of the time is spent in the laboratory using instrumentation, with supervision and guidance from the course tutors.


The lectures introduce the principles and theory behind EIS methods. Supporting materials includes full details about the lectures and experiments, a mathematics workbook and web-based learning support.

  • Network analysis
  • Impedance of electrochemical systems
  • Frequency response analysis
  • Solartron systems and software
  • Electrical properties of materials
  • Invited guest lecture by Professor Stephen Fletcher

Practical Sessions

The practical sessions start with an introduction to the experimental apparatus used for impedance measurement. The first two sessions cover setting up and interfacing hardware, and how to troubleshoot problems. Subsequent sessions then focus on a range of experiments specifically chosen to illustrate the principles and applications of frequency response analysis.

  • Getting to know the equipment
  • Impedance of:
    • Model circuits
    • Simple redox system
    • Corroding metals – inhibitors
    • Corrosion – polymer coatings
    • Batteries
    • Solar cells
    • Solid oxide fuel cell materials
  • Measuring dielectric properties

By the end of the course, participants will be able to operate frequency response analysers and computer-controlled potentiostats, as well as interpret and fit impedance data using non-linear regression programs.

Places on the course are limited to give everyone full access to the equipment.


Now fully booked

The registration fee for the four day course is £1050, which includes documentation, lunch, tea/coffee and the course dinner at a restaurant in Bath. Accommodation is not included. Please register early, as spaces are limited.

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Solartron Echemlab XM


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  • Solartron Modulab XM ECS – Market-leading impedance analysis. Measure ultra-low, micro-ohm impedance cells (such as latest generation batteries and fuel cells), as well as ultra-high impedance corrosion coatings at the other extreme.
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 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or info@blue-scientific.com