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FIXED AREA ELECTRODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE FLUIDS

United States Patent Application

20180080899
A1
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A method of making an electroanalytical measurement including providing a glass-fused working electrode that includes a tungsten rod and a glass coating fused to the rod to form a leak-proof seal, which defines a fixed working electrode area; inserting the electrode into a molten salt such that the fixed working electrode area is completely submerged and a portion of the glass coating is in contact with the molten salt; applying a potential to the molten salt; measuring current as a function of potential; and quantifying a concentration of an analyte.
Simpson, Michael (Salt Lake City, UT), Rappleye, Devin (Millcreek, UT), Teaford, Kevin (W. Jordan, UT)
15/ 711,894
September 21, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-NE0008310 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.