A study on the electrical circuit model of the electrode/electrolyte interface for improving electrochemical impedance fitting

Jong Hyeon Chang, Jungho Pak

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Abstract

Exact impedance modeling of the electrode/electrolyte interface is important in bio-signal sensing electrode development. Therefore, the investigation of the equivalent circuit models for the interface has been pursued for a long time by several researchers. Previous circuit models fit the experimental results in limited conditions such as frequency range, type of electrode, or electrolyte. This paper describes a new electrical circuit model and its capability of fitting the experimental results. The proposed model consists of three resistors and two constant phase elements. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to characterize the interface for Au, Pt, and stainless steel electrode in 0.9% NaCl solution. Both the proposed model and the previous model were applied to fit the measured impedance results for comparison. The proposed model fits the experimental data more accurately than other models especially at the low frequency range, and it enables us to predict the impedance at very low frequency range, including DC, using the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1091
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
Volume56
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 31

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Electrolytes
Electrodes
Networks (circuits)
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Equivalent circuits
Resistors
Stainless steel

Keywords

  • Electochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Electrical circuit model
  • Electrode/electrolyte interface

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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