Equipment list

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CategoryEquipment nameComments
ElectrochemistryBattery cycler unitsSeveral systems from batsmall and Arbin; in total: 88 channels
ElectrochemistryGlove boxSeveral MBraun system
Oxygen and humidity sensors
Solvent removal system
In-built high-temperature furnace
ElectrochemistryCoin cell pressMechanical press
Facile coin cell manufacturing
Several units
ElectrochemistryElectrochemical dilatometerTwo units for measurements in aqueous electrolytes, organic electrolytes, or ionic liquids
ElectrochemistryElectrochemical pressure cellMeasurements of pressure-buildup in electrochemical cells
ElectrochemistryElectrochemical quartz crystal microbalance1-10 MHz
Static mode or flow cell mode
ElectrochemistryClimate chamberSeveral units for operation of battery and desalination experiments
Range: 5°C to +100°C or -40°C to +180°C
Temperature stability: < 1°C
ElectrochemistryFour point probe stageRounded tips for fiber measurements; commercial system (JANDEL) and self-built units available
ElectrochemistryGamry Reference 6001-channel system
Impedance spectroscopy
ElectrochemistryBiologic potentiostat/galvanostat unitsSeveral BSC-810, SP-240, SP-300, VSP-300, and VMP-300 systems; in total: ~ 100 channels. Options include: potentiostat, galvanostat, impedance spectroscopy, low current option, linear scan generator
ElectrochemistryRotating ring disk electrode apparatusRRDE3A system
Currently set up for glassy carbon disc with
platinum ring
ElectrochemistryElectrochemical cells & reference electrodesFor aqueous and organic electrolytes and ionic
2 and 3 electrode measurements
Custom made compression cells
Commercial EL-lCell test cells
Conventional Swagelock cells
Conventional coin cells
Material characterizationGas sorption unitAutosorbiQ system
Designed for nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxid
Additional chemisorption unit
Pressure range: down to 50-10 mbar
Material characterizationLinkam CCR1000 heating stageCompatible with Raman spectrometer for in situ measurements
Up to 1000°C
Controllable atmosphere
Material characterizationRenishaw inVia Raman spectrometerAvailable wavelengths: 532 & 633 nm
Fully automatized xyzstage
Combined with fiber optical probe (40 m cable)
Material characterizationScanning electron microscopeJEOL SEM JSM7500F
Cold field-emission scanning electron microscope
0.1-30 keV
Maximum resolution ~ 1 nm (at 15 keV)
r-Filter system
SE and BSE detectors
Oxford EDX system
Material characterizationThermogravimetric analyzerNetzsch Libra TG 209 F1; equipped with an automated sample changer (64)
Temperature range up to 1100°C
Up to 2 g sample mass
Mass resolution: 0.1 μg
Material characterizationTitration setupMetrohm 848 Titrino plus
Potentimetric titrator for acid/base titrations (e.g., Boehm-titration)
Material characterizationX-ray diffractometerBruker D8 Discover with Lynxeye and optional VANTAC
detector, Göbel mirrors, and analysis software (TOPAS for Rietveld and EVA & MATCH for phase analysis)
Material characterizationX-ray diffractometerBruker D8 Advance with a 1D detector (Bragg Brentano), and analysis software (TOPAS for Rietveld and EVA & MATCH for phase analysis)
SynthesisAtomic layer deposition systemPlasma and thermal ALD
Fully enclosed in an inert gas glove box
SynthesisChlorination / H2S furnaceUp to 1100°C
Controllable atmosphere
Automatized gas flow and process flow
Certified for the use of chlorine, hydrogen,
argon, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and ammonia
SynthesisGero high temperature furnaceUp to 2000°C
inert gas or light vacuum
SynthesisMECC nanofiber electrospinnerDrum and plate collector
Coaxial and monoaxial spinnig
Heated spinnaret
SynthesisThermal CVD systemDesigned for growth of graphene and carbon nanotubes
Mass flow controllers
Up to 1100°C (VG Scienta)
SynthesisVacuum technologies furnacesVacuum system and inert gas system
SynthesisXerion PendelofenOscillating furnace mounted in a glove obx
SynthesisXerion HD furnaceFully enclosed in inert gas glove box
Temperature: up to 1800°C (at several 100 K/min heating rate)
Pressure: down to 10-4 mbar
Water treatmentCapacitive deionization systemsSuitable for CDI and all other forms of electrochemical desalination (CDI, HCDI, FCDI, MCDI, battery desalination, flow battery desalination, and fuel cell desalination).
ca. 10 units available, most set-up inside climate chambers
Custom-built CDI units
Apt for desalination of brackish or sea water salinity levels
Water treatmentICP-OES system for online monitoring of desalinationICPOES Arcos system
Online monitoring, especially for ion-selectivity within the CDI/FDI context
130-770 nm wavelength range
750 mm focal length
Fastest measurement time: 2 s