Laboratory equipment

  • Chemical synthesis, solid state reaction, co-precipitation, and wet chemistry in general.

    Facilities for coatings of deposition (via dipping, blading, and spraying) on ceramic and metallic of simple and complex geometry.

    Equipment for powders slurry production and dip- and blade coating deposition are available.

    Ovens to calcine in static air (Tmax= 1000°C) and under controlled flow of H2 (Tmax =500°C) and N2 (Tmax = 800°C).

  • Synthesis of zeolite in batch for hydrothermal synthesis. Custom made. Pilot scale equipment. Capacity: 50 L with filtration/washing unit on line.

Available at

POLIMI
UNIBO
ISTM-CNR
ARKEMA (GRL)

Extruders

  •  Brabender TSE 20
  • Brabender PLASTICORDER PLV 151

 Flat film take-off unit

  •  Univex Take-Off apparatus

 Ultracentrifuge

  •  Beckman L-60

Low-Temperature Sectioning system

  •  Leica EM FCS

Lyophilizer

  • 5Pascal L 10 5P

Available at

ISMAC-CNR

 

Workstation glove box 

  • Unilab (MBraun GmbH)

    Preparation of samples under inert atmosphere (Ar, < 0.1 ppm H2O, < 2 ppm O2).

  • LABstar

    Stainless steel design with polycarbonate window
    Inert gas purification system
    Large antechamber with sliding tray
    Closed Loop Recirculation
    PLC-M. Braun Controller
    DN 40 KF ports and electrical ports
    High efficiency box filters HEPA H13

Available at

ISTM-CNR
ISMAC-CNR
ICB-CSIC
ISQCH-CSIC
NIMP

Metal Vapor Synthesis

Preparation of size-controlled homo- and hetero-nanostructured metal particles, starting from metal vapours as reagents.
This technique can be used for the synthesis of active metal nanoparticles (Pd, Cu, Ag, Au, Fe, Co, Ni, Rh, Pt, …) highly dispersed onto a wide range of inorganic, organic and polymeric supports without activation/reduction steps before use.

Available at

ISTM-CNR

Spark Plasma Sintering (FCT)

Front loading.
Direct (pulsed) current heating.
Impulse bursts programmable.
Maximum furnace temperature: 2400 C
Maximum working temperature: 2200 C
Max. force 50 kN or max. pressure 200 bar
Sintering under Ar or N2.

Available at

    NIMP

Microwave Sintering (LINN)

Front loading.
6 magnetrons, maximum power 4.8 kW
Frequency: 2450 MHz
Maximum sintering temperature: 1700 C (limited by insulation parameters).
Ar, N2 sintering or vacuum (about 10-3 mbar).
Susceptors for pre-heating of difficult materials.
Arbitrary samples shapes, also metallic materials!

Available at

NIMP

Melt spinner equipment

  • Buehler
    Up to approx. 10 g per run. 
    copper spinning wheel φ 200 mm.
    RF Generator power 6kW, frequency range 20-150 kHz. 
    Spinning wheel with tangential velocity 3 to 60 m/s. 
    High vacuum chamber (< 10-5 mbar). 
    Can be operated with inert gas (e.g. Ar) at max 1 bar. 

Available at

NIMP

Grinder

  • RETSCH PM 400 mill
    It is a robust floor model with 4 grinding stations for grinding jars with a nominal volume of 12 mL to 500 mL. It can process up to 8 samples simultaneously which results in a high sample throughput. 

Available at

NIMP

 

Film deposition systems

  • Kenosistec OMBD1
  • Rial Vacuum OMBD

Available at

    ISMAC-CNR