Experimental limitations in impedance spectroscopy: Part II - Electrode artifacts in three-point measurements on Pt/YSZ

G. Hsieh, Thomas O Mason, L. R. Pederson

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High temperature (570-750°C) three-point impedance measurements on the system Pt/YSZ using a platinum reference electrode exhibited distortions/artifacts due to the voltage divider effect. These distortions could be avoided by using a lower impedance reference electrode (Ag) or employing an instrument with a higher input impedance. A correction procedure was also successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 1996



  • Impedance spectroscopy
  • Pt electrode
  • YSZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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