DOSING OF REACTANT GASES
Figure 6. Schematic representation of a CO gas pulse sent via the gas exchange system.
An accurately calibrated on-chip gas system allows rapid gas switching between up to 4 different gases. The system is compatible with 6.0 gases, and a 6.0 purity level is achieved during each pulse within seconds. Pulses or trains of pulses of different gases can be programmed by the user.
Due to the fast equilibration of the make-up gas with the small electrolyte volume, the chosen gas saturates the electrolyte immediately. Therefore, in a stagnant configuration, there is no need to bubble gases in an external reservoir of electrolyte to pre-saturate it.