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Temperature is the 5th degree of freedom or the “5th dimension of electrochemistry”. In addition to potential, current, time and concentration, temperature can be experimentally controlled to change a reaction’s outcome, rate, etc. Direct control of this 5th dimension can allow you to boost your current research or even open up completely novel applications in Analytics.


  • Description

    The ThermaLab can be used to improve both synthesis and analysis. In addition to augmenting reaction yield, it increases analysis sensitivity and selectivity by accelerating adsorption and synthesis processes directly at the point of interest. Thermal effects control the velocity and the direction of reactions by reducing production and side products and boosting conversion rates. New electrochemical methods provide promising applications in science and industry, such as mass transport directly at electrodes without mechanical assistance.

  • Applications

    The ThermaLab technology can apply a precisely defined temperature at the place of reaction while the reaction is running. This offers applications in the fields of:

    - analysis of DNA-strands (e.g. SNP-detection, hybridisations)
    - analysis of trace heavy metals  (e.g. copper, lead)
    - using aptamer technologies to detect specific biomolecules and improve analysis signals
  • Specifications

    Specification of heating Unit

    AC frequency 50 kHz, sine
    output 15 W, 40 W, 120 W
    Temperature-difference up to 60°K at DropSense-loopelectrodes; more possible
    accuracy ± 1°K at 60°K temperature-range
    precision 0.6°K

    Specification of EMStat

    Model EMStat3 powered by PalmSens
    DC-Range ± 3 V
    compliance Voltage ± 5 V
    DC-potential resolution 0.06 mV
    potential accuracy ≤ 0.2 % offset and 0.2%
    current ranges 1 nA to 10 mA (8 ranges)
    maximum current ± 10 mA
    current resolution 0.1 % of current range, 1 pA on lowest current range
    current accuracy ≤ 0.2 % of current range at 100 nA to 100 µA
    electrometer amplifier input > 100 GΩ // 4 pF
    rise time < 200 µs

    Specification of ThermaLab-System

    Dimension (W x D x H) 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.10 m
    Voltage-Supply 85-280 V at 47-63 Hz
    required Power 50 W
    Weight 3.5 kg
    Data connection USB 2.0
    required OS Win XP, Vista, 7, 8
    Operation temperation +5° up to 40°C
  • Publications

    ThermaLab-System is already used and proofed in research. Several publications refer to the ThermaLab System as part of their novel discoveries and methods.

    Electrically Heated Electrodes: Practical Aspects and New Developments Gerd-Uwe Flechsig, Anne Walter (2012) Electroanalysis 24, No. 1, 23 - 31, abstract: here

    Deposition and stripping at heated microelectrodes. Arsenic(V) at a gold electrode Gründler P, Flechsig GU (1998) Electrochim Acta 23:3451-3458, abstract: here

    DNA analysis Stripping analysis of nucleic acids at a heated carbon paste electrode Wang J, Gründler P, Flechsig GU, Jasinski M, Rivas G, Sahlin E, Paz JLL (2000) Anal Chem 72:3752-56, abstract: here

    Electrochemistry of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (reduced) at heated platinum electrodes Lau C, Flechsig GU, Gründler P, Wang J (2005) Anal Chim Acta 554:74-78, abstract: here

    A compact and versatile instrument for radio frequency heating in non-isothermal electrochemical studies F. Wachholz, J. Gimsa, H. Duwensee, H. Grabow, P. Gründler, G.-U. Flechsig*, Electroanalysis 19 (2007) 535, abstract: here

    Temperature pulse modulated amperometry at compact electrochemical sensors F. Wachholz, K. Biała, M. Piekarz, G.-U. Flechsig*, Electrochem. Commun. 9 (2007) 2346, abstract: here

    Thermally induced electrode protection against biofouling H. Duwensee, T. Vázquez-Alvarez, G.-U. Flechsig*, J. Wang*, Talanta 77 (2009) 1757, abstract: here

    Thermally Stable Improved First-Generation Glucose Biosensors based on Nafion/Glucose-Oxidase Modified Heated Electrodes T.-F. Tseng, Y.-L. Yang, M.-C. Chuang, S.-L. Lou, M. Galik, G.-U. Flechsig*, J. Wang*, Electrochem. Commun. 11 (2009) 1819, abstract: here More publications concerning different applications, can be found here.


  • Purchase

    In addition to instant purchase, we offer flexible pricing models for you to test if this technology is suitable for your research. For more information, please contact us.





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