Celebration of RRDE History at 2016 ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA

Pine Research Instrumentation has a richly deep history with the Rotating Ring-Disk Electrode (RRDE).  As the company was designing a rotator that would spin electrodes, notable scientists including Dr. John Albery FRS, Dr. Stanley Bruckenstein, Dr. Dennis Johnson and Dr. Duane Napp were solving fairly complex differential equations that defined the physical responses of RRDE.  This team worked to find solutions for collection efficiency, ECE reactions, coupled reactions, and even more complicated systems that would be published in a series, starting in 1966.  Soon thereafter, Pine [Instrument Company] designed and produced the first commercially-available electrode rotators and RRDEs to equip the emerging community of electrochemical scientists.

Engage with members of Pine Research Instrumentation to learn about RRDE history including information on the foundational researchers and developers of the technique, instrumentation, and applications.  Come and enjoy refreshments while reflecting and celebrating the rich history of RRDE, a technique and instrument still popular in modern research.

RRDE Semicentennial Celebration Reception
Monday, 30 May from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Sapphire M Ballroom Hilton Bayfront
(next to the convention center)
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At the ECS Exhibition, be sure to stop by the Pine Research Instrumentation booth (#416 and #317) to learn more about the history of the RRDE and to get your special edition ECS Trading Cards, available only at our booth!

Pine Research is organizing several unique activities and events at the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, so be sure to:

  • Visit the exhibition booth(#416 and #317) where to check out new products, follow up with Pine Research staff on existing products, and figure out what electrochemical instrumentation your lab needs next.
  • Dr. Li Sun, an electrochemist with Pine Research Instrumentation, teaches an ECS Short Course, entitled: Hydrodynamic Electrochemistry Using Rotating Electrodes. Make sure to sign up early!
  • Attend the L02 – Electrocatalysis Symposium, sponsored by Pine Research.
  • Celebrate the RRDE semicentennial with us at the RRDE Semicentennial Celebration Reception and with and special edition ECS Scientific Trading Cards (available only at our booth)

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”
~Teddy Roosevelt