Our labs are equipped with various instruments for material characterization and chemical analysis. Below is a summary of our equipment and point of contact.

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Glovebox (UNIlab MBRAUN)
Workstation with a large main antechamber, vacuum pump, and PLC controller. The unit that can attain purity levels of less than one part per million oxygen and moisture.

Contact: Stan, zhenshu@mit.edu

GC Agilent 6890N Network GC system, GC Agilent 7890A GC system

Gas chromatography system with multimode inlet, capillary flow technology, low thermal mass technology, and TCD/FID detectors.

Contact: Will, wpm@mit.edu

High temperature high pressure packed-bed flow reactor

Used to test a variety of catalysts and liquid- and gas-phase reactions in flow mode.

Contact: Mickey, mlstone@mit.edu

Yamatao DKN402C rotating ovens

Constant temperature convection ovens with a rotating frame to hold Parr acid digestion vessels for zeolite synthesis.  Rotation is provided by fixed 57 rpm right angle motors.

Contact: Sujay, sbagi@mit.edu

HPLC Agilent 1260 Infinity with UV-vis and ELSD detectors

Includes autosampler for precise injections of both small and large volumes without changing sample loops.

Contact: Mike, morella@mit.edu

GC-MS Agilent 7890A GC, 5975C inert XL MSD with triple-axis detector
Inert ion source programmable up to 350 degrees C has enhanced response to active compounds.  

Contact: Qasim, qimtiaz@mit.edu

TGA Q500 TA instruments

Temperature range from ambient to 1000 C.  Isothermal temperature accuracy of 1 C, continuous weighing capacity of 1.0 g, with a heating rate of 0.1-100 C/min.

Contact: Shuai, syuansdu@mit.edu

AutosorbiQ automated gas sorption analyzer Quantachrome

Includes high resolution pressure transducers for analysis of microporous and mesoporous materials, and built-in degas stations.

Contact: Soon, s1105hk@mit.edu 

Bruker Vertex V70 IR spectrometer

Includes an MCT detector with fast scan and step scan capabilities.  Reaction chamber allows in situ studies at high pressure and high temperature settings.

Contact: John, jdiiorio@mit.edu

 X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) Bruker D8

Includes Cu sealed-tube x-ray source with NaI dynamic scintillation detector. It is used for phase analysis of crystalline nanostructures such as zeolite, oxide and carbide catalysts.

Contact: Stan, zhenshu@mit.edu