CorrWare, Zplot and MultiStat Overview

CorrWare, ZPlot and MultiStat software packages provide the most comprehensive range of control, measurement and analysis facilities for electrochemical and materials research. These packages support systems based on our models 1287, 1285 and 1470 and the 12XX series of frequency response analyzers. 

The software makes it simple to set up and control experiments, acquire data and display results in the required format. There is no complex programming involved, leaving the researcher to concentrate totally on analyzing the results. 

CorrWare for DC Analysis
Corrware, with its companion data display and analysis program CorrView, is able to run a wide range of DC electrochemical tests using Solartron single channel 128x series potentiostats. It is the ideal tool for corrosion analysis, battery / fuel cell development and general electrochemistry.

CorrWare DC electrochemical experiments include:
  • Static and dynamic polarization
  • Open circuit vs time
  • Potentiostatic and potentiodynamic
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Galvanostatic and galvanodynamic
  • Potential and current square waves
  • Potential stair-step
  • Potential scan and hold
  • Electrochemical (E&I) noise
  • Galvanic square wave
  • Galvanic cycle (battery test)
  • Linear and anodic polarization scans
CorrView provides the most comprehensive range of analysis functions available for DC electrochemical data, including trend overlays, Tafel and line fitting techniques, data integration etc. Data can easily be exported into other Windows applications for additional analysis and report generation.

ZPlot for impedance analysis
ZPlot, with its companion data display and analysis program ZView, is simply the most flexible and powerful impedance software available today.

ZPlot, when operated together with CorrWare, is able to control Solartron single channel 12xx series potentiostats and frequency response analyzers to run a variety of electrochemical impedance tests in potentiostatic and galvanostatic modes. Applications include corrosion studies, coatings investigations and battery research.

ZPlot stand alone is able to control the Solartron 1260 impedance analyzer for advanced materials research into polymers, ceramics and composites.

ZPlot experimental methods include:
  • Sweep frequency, AC amplitude, DC polarization
  • Impedance vs time
Standard techniques:
  • Electrochemical impedance
  • AC voltammetry
  • Mott-Schottky analysis
  • Dielectric characterization
  • Harmonic characterization
ZView provides all facilities required for the detailed analysis of impedance data including a very powerful and easy to use equivalent circuit fitting routine that allows interpretation of the raw impedance data in terms of cell parameters such as diffusion rate, series resistance, polarization resistance etc. Bode, complex plane and 3D plot formats are available and data can easily be exported to other Windows packages for further analysis.

Multistat is a combined impedance / DC measurement package designed exclusively for use with the Solartron CellTest® System comprising of multichannel1470E potentiostats and 145x series modular frequency response analyzers (FRAs). Multistat uses a data organization program called Data Explorer to efficiently store and retrieve multi-channel data and the integrated CorrView and ZView programs provide comprehensive data analysis facilities.

Multistat's intuitive design builds upon the capabilities of CorrWare and ZPlot and those users with experience of these packages will adapt to the MultiStat software with ease.

With all of these packages, data may be viewed in real time while previously collected data is analyzed. The software is the perfect complement to Solartron’s range of test instrumentation.
CorrWare, ZPlot and MultiStat Software Specification
PC requirements Pentium PC, 1.0 GHz, 256 MB RAM, USB ports (2) for software key, CD drive
PC operating system Windows®XP Professional/VISTA/WIN7/WIN8
PC Interface (all programs) IEEE-488.2 interface (National Instruments) AT-GPIB, or PCMCIA-GPIB, PC2.2A, USB-GPIB)
Interface (for Multistat only) Ethernet 10 / 100BaseT or GPIB (as above)
Instrumentation / Software Compatibility
ZPlot FRA: Solartron 1260, 1255A / B, 1253, 1252, 1250A / B, 1254, 1280A / B
Materials Interface:1294, Keithley 428
CorrWare Pstat / Gstat: Solartron 1287, 1286, 1285, 1284, 1280A / B PAR 283, 273 / 273A, 263 / 263A, Versastat, Versastat 2, 173 w / 276 plug-in,Amel 5000
Power booster: Solartron 1290
Multiplexer:1281A / B
Multistat FRA: Solartron 1455 / 1451 plus 12xx series
Pstat / Gstat: Solartron 1470A, 1480A, 1470E
Power booster: Solartron 1290
Ordering Information
USB125505S ZPlot only
USB128702S CorrWare only
USB125587S ZPlot / CorrWare
USB129603S ZView for analysis only
USB1470N0ES Multistat for N 1470E, where N = 1, 2, 3 or 4
USB1470N0EC Multistat for N 1470E /1470A /1480A and N12xx series FRAs, where N = 1, 2, 3 or 4
USB1470N0EF Multistat for N 1470E, and N sets of eight 145x series FRAs, where N = 1, 2, 3 or 4