In situ electrodeposition

Transparent window cell

We have a new paper coming out soon. It’s about what happens when zinc and bismuth are electrodeposited together, but the real work was making a very thin flow cell that could fit inside a confined space at a synchrotron beamline. Figure 2 from the paper are pictures from my cell phone I took while setting it all up.

It’s special because the cell had to be thin enough (far less than a millimeter) to let the synchrotron beam through. The section labeled “window” is where that is accomplished. We did this at beamlines X8 and X13 at the National Synchrotron Light Source. More about it later.