Nanostructured Functional Materials Laboratory

Nanostructured Functional Materials Laboratory

We create new nanostructured materials by designed synthesis to provide a platform for developing novel applications. We are particularly interested in both inorganic and polymeric nonporous materials which are characterized by large surface area, high porosity and uniform pores of molecular dimensions; these can be very useful for applications in catalysis, separation, adsorption and gas storage. We exploit cutting-edge electron microscopic techniques to image various complex and delicate nanostructures with atomic-scale resolution, which combined with materials modeling allows better understanding of the structure-property correlation.

Facilities

  • Metrohm Autolab Potentiostats/Galvanostats Model: PGSTAT128N
    Metrohm Autolab Potentiostats/Galvanostats The Autolab PGSTAT128N is a low-current, low-noise and fast potentiostat/galvanostat capable of measuring maximum 800 mA with a compliance voltage of 12 V, making it an excellent choice for a high-performance, low-cost option for small cell measurements.
  • GCMS-QP2010 Ultra Equiped with AOC-20i/20s Autosampler
    GCMS-QP2010 Ultra Equiped with AOC-20i/20s Autosampler ​The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra is our most advanced gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. Descended from the GCMS-QP2010 Plus, it features best-in-class scan speed and sensitivity.
  • Series 5000 Multiple Reactor System
    Series 5000 Multiple Reactor System The Parr Series 5000 Multiple Reactor System has been designed to provide an integrated system for running multiple reactions simultaneously.
  • Fixed-Bed Dual Channel Microflow Reactor System Brand: Mini-Scale, Newton & Stokes,
    Fixed-Bed Dual Channel Microflow Reactor System The basic set up of the High Pressure, High Temperature Fixed Bed Microflow Reactor system is to accommodate a single furnace, and in a later stage can be upgraded to dual-furnace, micro-flow reactor in a man-height fume hood.
  • Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Varian)
    Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Varian) The Cary Eclipse Spectrophotometer uses a Xenon flash lamp for superior sensitivity, high signal-to-noise, and fast kinetics. It measures the emission of light from samples in four modes.
  • Spin Coater Model: KW-4A, CHETMAT TECHNOLOGY INC
    Spin Coater KW-4A is a compact and easy-to-use spin coater for precise and uniform deposition of thin films and coatings. Its rugged, vibration-free and portable design makes it a versatile tool for your research facility.
  • OLED  Measurement System Brand: EVERBEING INT'L & CHIEFSI CORPs,
    OLED Measurement System The OLED system is equipped with PR-715 spectrascan meter and Keithley 2400 power source for semiconductor and OLED device property testing.
  • Dual Zone Split Tube Furnace (NBD)
    Dual Zone Split Tube Furnace (NBD) NBD dual zone high pressure and high vacuum split tube furnaces can be chosen from two kinds of alloy tube, e.g. Stainless steel 310S refractory alloy or Ni based super alloy, which offer a solution of heating treatment under high positive pressure.
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC System
    Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC System Based on the most often sold quaternary HPLC system new levels of performance are brought to you. A pressure range of up to 600 bar with a flow rate up to 5 mL/min allows the use of almost any column – conventional.
  • CreaPhys Vacuum Sublimation Systems for Organic Compounds Model: DSU05-h
    CreaPhys Vacuum Sublimation Systems for Organic Compounds The Tube-based Vacuum Sublimation Unit provides the ability to purify organic volatile compounds by vacuum sublimation both for sublimable compounds and liquid phase compounds for application in organic opto-electronics or nanotechnology.
  • GC System Equipped with Series Autosampler Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 7890A GCS with 7693
    GC System Equipped with Series Autosampler Adding an exciting new chapter to a 40-year history of GC leadership, Agilent’s 7890A GC gives you everything you need to take your lab to the next level of GC and GC/MS performance, including advanced separation capabilities.
  • Zeta Potential & Submicron Particle Size Analyzer Equiped with Delsa Nano Auto-Titrator Model: DelsaNano C, Beckman Coulter
    Zeta Potential & Submicron Particle Size Analyzer Equiped with Delsa Nano Auto-Titrator ​The DelsaNano C uses photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS), which determines particle size by measuring the rate of fluctuations in laser light intensity scattered by particles as they diffuse through a fluid
  • Full Spectrum Solar Simulator, 300 W, 2 x 2 in. Collimated Output Brand: Newport,
    Full Spectrum Solar Simulator, 300 W, 2 x 2 in. Collimated Output The 91160 Full Spectrum Solar Simulator produces power equivalent to about 2 suns. With optional air mass filters, you can simulate various solar conditions. this 300 W Solar Simulator has a 2 x 2 inch (50.8 x 50.8 mm) collimated output.
  • Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer Brand: Varian,
    Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer The Cary 5000 is a high performance UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer with superb photometric performance in the 175-3300 nm range.
  • Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer Model: ASAP 2050
    Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer ​Micromeritics ASAP® 2050 Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer is an easy-to-use instrument capable of collecting high-resolution, high-pressure adsorptive isotherms from vacuum to 10 atmospheres.