List of equipment and characterization techniques available in our laboratories

Chemical lab equipment:

  • Analytical balance (Mettler Toledo)
  • Centrifuges (Remi R9M, VWR Compactstar CS4, Hemle Z 233 M-2)
  • Schlenk line
  • Sonicator tip (Bondelin) and bath (Branson 3510)
  • Dip coater (home built)
  • Spray coater (home built)
  • Spin coater (Laurell, WS-650MZ-23NPPB)
  • Glove Box (Irco Engineering)
  • Plasma cleaner (Harrick PDC-001-HP)
  • Rotary evaporator (Laboroto 4000, Heidolph)
  • High temperature furnaces in controlled atmosphere
  • Oven
  • Ball miller
  • UV lamps (Upland UVL-56, Hamatsu LC5)
  • Vacuum pumps

Material characterization and optical instruments:

  • Spectrofluorometer (Jasco FP-6300)
  • UV-VIS spectrophotometers with integrated spheres (Jasco V-570 & V-650)
  • Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with ATR attachment (Jasco FTIR6200 with ATR pro ONE)
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometer (Woollam Co., WVase 32)
  • Spectroscopy set-up with optical fibres, UV-VIS-NIR light source (DH 2000 BAL), monochromator (MonoScan 2000), temperature-controlled sample compartment and spectrometer (Ocean Optics HR400)
  • X-ray diffractometers for thin films and powders (Philips PW1710 & Bruker D8 Advance)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis (Mettler Toledo)
  • Automated gas sorption analyzer (Autosorb, Quantachrome/Anton Paar)
  • Dilatometer (Netzsch)
  • Material Testing Machine (Galdabini Quasar 25)
  • Viscometer (Brookfield)
  • Source-measuring unit (Keithley)
  • 4-point-probe (Jundel)
  • Pencil Hardness tester (PPH CGoldenwall)

We are grateful for access to shared facilities for atomic force microscopy (Park Systems XE-70), scanning electron microscopy (Zeiss Sigma HD, Schottky FEG source), optical microscopes (upright and stereo, Leica & Zeiss) and water contact angle measurements (home built set-up equipped with CMOS sensor camera coupled with a zoom lens, Thorlabs).