Technical Infrastructure and Equipment

Electrochemical Equipment

  • Various potentiostats for potentiodynamic and potenitostatic EC (Autolab, Bio-logic, Gamry, Jaissle, Solartron, Zennium,…)
  • Low- and ultra-low current setups for electrochemical single nanoparticle analysis
  • High current / high potential potentiostats
  • Electrochemistry cell in the darkfield microscope. © Roberto Schirdewahn
  • Software
    • Comsol
    • DigiElch
  • Electrochemical Quartz Crystal microbalance
  • Fast-response & high-frequency pulse potentiostats
  • Rotating disc setups
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscope
  • pH-Meter
  • Semiautomatic polishing mashine

Surface Characterization

  • Scanning Electron microscopy (FEI eSEM Dual Beam™ Quanta 3D FEG), incl. EDX, environmental cell, temperature control
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
    • JPK Nanowizard, Electrochemical AFM, MFM, conductive-AFM, force-distance measurements
    • Bruker Resolve, PeakForce Tapping, Electrochemical AFM, MFM, conductive-AFM, force-distance measurements
  • Surface Plasmon-Resonance (Autolab Twingle, standard and EC cuvette)
  • Optical microscopy (Zeiss, Axioscope)
  • Darkfield microscopy

Nanoparticle Characterization

  • DLS and Zeta-potential measurements
    • Malvern, Zetasizer Nano ZS
    • Wyatt, DynaPro NanoStar
  • UV-vis spectrometry
    • Agilent Cary 60
    • Eppendorf BioSpectrometer
  • SEM & EDX (FEI, Quanta 3D FEG)

Nanoparticle Synthesis

Nanoparticle samples. © Roberto Schirdewahn
  • Fume hoods with integrated gas connections
  • MBraun LABstar Glovebox
  • 5-port Schlenk lines
  • Rotary vane pumps (Pfeiffer, Leybold, vacuubrand)
  • vacuubrand VACUULAN System
  • Syringe pump
  • Centrifuges (Eppendorf 5424R and 5810R)
  • Sonicators
  • Cryostat and thermostat

Corrosion Studies

  • Büchi Miniclave steel (100bar, 200°C)
  • High pressure electrode fitting for the reactor