SCAN-LAB  Scanning systems

SCAN-Lab is the division dedicated to Bio-Logic scanning probe electrochemistry workstations. The main purpose of these instruments is to obtain electrochemical information at the local scale. Classical electrochemical investigation with, for example, a potentiostat/galvanostat/impedance analyzeronly provides information that is an average of phenomena occurring indistinctly on the whole surface of the electrode.

The scanning probe microscopy provides insight on the local electrochemistry, and information at the micrometer scale, which allows the user to better understand the global properties of any material involved in electrochemistry.
SCAN-Lab instruments should be considered as micrometer resolution electrochemical mapping tools for local electrochemistry investigation.
Applications range from corrosion, energy storage, coatings, sensors, bioelectrochemistry, photovoltaics. SCAN-Lab instruments can be used for micro-machining, molecular grafting, screening of catalysts, localized corrosion properties of any heterogeneous materials (structural metals, battery electrodes, coated samples…).

Each instrument is modular and can perform several local techniques:

• Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy(SECM)
• alternating-current Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy(ac-SECM)
• intermittent-contact Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy(ic-SECM)
• combined ic-ac Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy(ic-ac-SECM)
• Scanning Vibrating Electrode(SVET)
• Scanning Kelvin Probe(SKP)
• Capacitive Height Measurement/Tracking (CHM / CTM)
• Localised Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (LEIS)
• Scanning Droplet System / Cell (SDS / SDC)
• alternating-current Scanning Droplet System/ Cell (ac-SDS / ac-SDC)
• Non-contact Optical Surface Profiling (Laser based) (OSP)


M470 is the latest model and offers more techniques, higher positioning accuracy, and is compatible with Bio-Logic instruments (VMP-300 family of potentiostats/galvanostats/FRA).