There is a description of potentiostat stability (written by DK Roe) in the Kissinger & Heineman book (

A Basic Understanding of iR Compensation

Some of the most common technical questions we hear have to do with iR compensation —

Dr. Bobs basic understanding of iR compensation.

  1. Where does uncompensated iR come from?
  2. Do I need to use iR compensation with my experiment?
  3. How should I set up the iR compensation parameters?
  4. Why doesn’t iR compensation work on my system?

In this post we’ll attempt to answer these questions and to give you a basic understanding of iR compensation.


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