The present invention relates to a multi-functional sensor system that simultaneously measures cathode and anode electrode potentials, dissolved ion (i.e. oxide) concentration, and temperatures in an electrochemical cell. One embodiment of the invented system generally comprises: a reference(saturated) electrode, a reference(sensing) electrode, and a data acquisition system. Thermocouples are built into the two reference electrodes to provide important temperature information.
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to an Agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago, DOE Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38.