Advanced Nanomaterials for Clean Energy GroupWestern Engineering

Facilities

Nanomaterials


1.Synthesis of Nanomaterials 

MW Microwave-assisted Hydrothermal Oven
HT Hydrothermal Oven
PE Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) + Sputtering System
Ae Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition
In Injection Chemical Vapor Deposition
CVD Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition
Joule Joule-Heating Chemical Vapor Deposition
ALD Atomic Layer Deposition
Atomic Layer Deposition 
Ball-milling Machine 
Temp Template-Assisted Device

2.Characterization of Nanomaterials *
  UWO Internal External

SEM1 High-Resolution Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (Hitachi 4800) 

(with in-situ capability of nanomaterials)
$100/hr $250/hr
SEM2 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (Hitachi 3400N) $70/hr $160/hr
TEM Transmission Electron Microscopy (Hitachi 7000) $100/hr $300/hr
Research Raman Spectroscopy System (HORIBA Scientific LabRAM HR) $100/hr $300/hr
X-ray Diffraction System (Bruker D8 Advance)    
 

Fuel Cells


HP Hot Press for MEA
Po Potentiostat/Galvanostat (AutoLab)
CHI Electrochemical Station (CHI)
FT Fuel Cell Test Station
 

Lithium Batteries


GB Glove Box
AP Automatic Drawdown Machine
Potentiostat/Galvanostat/EIS (VMP3) 
Batteries Test Station (Arbin BT2000)
Batteries Test Station (Arbin BT2000)


* Information for sample analysis please contact: rli65@uwo.ca
** In addition to the instrumentation shown above we also have access to other facilities available (XPS, SIMS, FIB) at the UWO Nanofabrication Laboratory and Surface Science Western.