Center for Advanced Materials - Facilities & Laboratories

Renewable Materials Laboratory

Microwave Synthesizermicrosynth-opt

  • Model: Biotage Initiator Microwave System 
  • Temperature range: 40-250 °C 
  • Temperature increase: 2-5 °C/sec 
  • Pressure Range: 0-20 bar 
  • Power Range: 0-400 W at 2.45 GHz 
  • Reaction Vials: 4 sizes: 0.2-0.5, 0.5-2, 2-5, 10-20 mL 
  • Agitation: Variable magnetic stirrer (300-900 RPM) 
  • Existing Accessories: Robot Sixty for Initiator System

Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer

  • Model: Beckman Coulter Inc., LS 13 320 Series 
  • Particle Size Range: 0.017 µm - 2000 µm 
  • Illuminating Source: Diffraction: Solid State (780 nm) PIDS: Tungsten lamp with high quality band-pass filters (450, 600 and 900 nm) 
  • Temperature Range: 10 - 40°C 
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

  • Model: TA Instruments Q50 
  • Temperature range: Ambient +5°C to 1000°C 
  • Linear Heating rates of 0.1 to 100°C/min 
  • Sensitivity: 0.1 µg 
  • Pan types: Ceramic and platinum 
  • Max sample weight: 100 mg 
  • Purge gases: Nitrogen, air 
  • Accessories: TGA/FT-IR Interface

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) DSC-opt

  • Model: TA Instruments Q 100 
  • Has autosampler for Hermetically sealed pan 
  • Temperature range: -90 to 550°C
    (with Refrigerated cooling system 90)
  • Heating rate:  0.1 to 200°C/min 
  • Calorimetric precision: +/- 1% 
  • Sample weight: 5-20 mg 
  • Purge gas: Nitrogen with flow rate 50 ml/min

Gel Permeation (GPC)Gelperme-opt

  • Model: Agilent 1100 series 
  • Molecular weight range: 500 to 1,000,000 Da 
  • Temperature range: Ambient to 85°C 
  • Mobile phase: Chloroform, Dimethylformamide

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR)

  • Model: Nicolet 4700 
  • Wavelength range: 400 to 4000 cm-1 
  • Capable of measuring solid, liquid and gas samples
UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

  • Model: Agilent 8453 
  • Wavelength range: 190 to 1100 nm 
  • Slit width: 1nm 
  • Wavelength accuracy: < +/- 0.5 nm 
  • Photometric accuracy: < +/- 0.005A 
  • Typical scan time: 1.5 second

Pyrolysis Combustion Flow Calorimetry

  • Model: 
  • Temperature: up to 900°C 
  • Heating rates:  C/min 
  • Purge gases: Nitrogen and oxygen (80:20 % by Vol.)