Each kit comes with enough supplies to run 5 tests and we offer all materials separately if you ever need more. These kits can be purchased by themselves, with a furnace or with a test stand. If you have any questions about these fixtures please contact one of our testing experts to get more information.
- 1 Pair 5 cm x 5 cm manifolds
- 5 NextCells for baseline testing and practice
- 15 Custom sized seals
- 100 grams LSM cathode Ink
- 50 grams Ni anode ink
- 1 meter Pt wire
- 5 Silver cathode current collector meshes
- 5 Nickel anode current collector meshes
- 1 meter CerSleev
- 1 copper braided wire
- 10 grams silver ink
- Instruction manual
Planar Cell Testing Tips
Make sure the voltage wires are insulated and won’t short during testing.
Check to make sure all gas connections are made and are tight.
When performing long-term testing, include an anode humidity condenser with adequate water levels throughout test.
Ensure current tabs are securely connected.
Furnace Testing Tips
Use the Silicon Carbide plates below and above the cell to distribute pressure evenly.
The furnace door is designed to allow for varied cell heights. If you desire the lid to close further, you may remove the top Silicon Carbide plate only.
The furnace is designed to use compression to help make a good seal. Compression is given by an adjustable weight on the side that provides torque. Thermiculite seals are specifically designed to give good sealing at low surface stresses, and sealing is not reduced by thermal cycling.