Methods—unexpected effects in galvanostatic EIS of randles' cells: Initial transients and harmonics generated
Non-linear EIS analysis is gaining wider attention and interest due to the deeper understanding that is provided especially when combined with linear EIS. The nonlinear part of the data can get corrupted due to a number of effects. One of these is the initial transient, which is the response right after excitation signal is applied before a steady-state is reached. In this study, we demonstrate this phenomenon through analyzing simplified Randles' cells via Kirchoff's laws. To get rid of the effects of the initial transient, instrument manufacturers typically discard some fraction of the response, the effectiveness of which, as demonstrated here has to be checked.