Facilities

Processing/Synthesis Equipment

  • 25 ml View Cell Assemblies
  • 100 ml Parr FTIR/Raman Insitu Reactor
  • 500 ml Parr Reactor
  • Autoclave Engineering Berty Reactor
  • Autoclave Engineering Reactors
  • Supercritical Water Reactor (Batch)
  • Supercritical Water Reactor (Continuous)
  • Fume Hoods
  • Biosafety Fume Hood
  • American Isostatic Presses
  • Glove Box
  • Mbraun Solvent Purification System
  • Supercritical Particle Formation-RESS/GAS
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Supercritical Phase Equilibria
  • High pressure Homogenizer (Avestin)
  • Spin coater (Laurell)

Characterization Equipment

  • GPC-Triple Detection (Viscotek)
  • GPC High Temperature (Polymer Labs)   
  • HPLC (Shimadzu)                   
  • Particle Size Analyzer (Malvern Nanosizer)   
  • GC/MS (Shimadzu)                                        
  • LC-MS (ThermoElectron Orbitrap)               
  • UV/VIS-NIR with Integrating Sphere
  • FTIR-NIR with Integrating Sphere
  • Photoluminescence
  • Raman Spectroscopy with Microscope       
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM-Veeco)        
  • TMA for AFM (for measuring thermal transmissions in polymers)
  • High Temp DTA/TGA  Rheometer (TA Instruments) (up to 1500 °C)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (-90 to 600°C)

Testing Equipment

  • Polymer Mixer Extruder (Twin Screw) Thermo-Electron
  • Injection Molder–Thermo Electron
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (TA Instruments)   
  • Polymer Rheometer (TA Instruments)               
  • Instron
  • Ultrasonic Tester for Nanocomposites
  • Chemisorption Analyzer
  • Mercury Porosimeter
  • Pycnometer
  • Fuel Cell Simulator
  • Solar Simulator (Newport Scientific)

Other Facilities at UWO

We have access to state of the art surface characterization and electronic microscopy facilities at Surface Science Western and Western Nanofabrication Facility.

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