Experimental equipment

  • Access to MC2 cleanroom which is one of the largest in Europe, with state of the art micro and nanofabrication facilities including EBL, SEM, PVD, CVD, plasma cleaner, mask aligner and resist spinners. For a complete list of available tools visit: labbokning.mc2.chalmers.se 
  • ESCA system for surface spectroscopic analysis with attached preparation chambers for glow discharge preparation.
  • Nd:YAG – OPO laser system for ns irradiation and spectroscopy, surface photo-physics and -chemistry.
  • CW irradiation sources based on arc lamps (Xe, Hg) and photodiodes.
  • Several Ultra high vacuum (UHV, P<10^-10torr) system with attached high-pressure cell for studies of catalytic reactions and metal hydrides containing: two mass spectrometers for gas analysis, temperature programmed desorption and photoinduced desorption studies, Electron spectrometer (HREELS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), Low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and evaporation sources.
  • UHV system for sample illumination with high intensity light. Optically aligned with Nd:YAG laser. Equipped with , xyzφ sample manipulator, thermal evaporator, QCM, mass spectrometer, fiber optic spectrometer and gas injection system. Pressure range: <1^-10torr. Temperature range: cryogenic to >100°C.
  • Low energy electron diffraction (LEED).
  • Chemical flow-reactors for studies of kinetics and activity in catalytic reactions with on-line mass spectrometer and FTIR. Access via the Competence center for Catalysis.
  • Thin film deposition system (10^-9torr base pressure). Equipped with load lock, sample stage with rotation, seven evaporation sources (four e-beam and three resistive) and four sputter sources. Current materials for evaporation: Ag, Au, Mg, Pd, Ti, and Yb, and for sputtering: Al, BaO, Ti, and TiO2.
  • Gamry potentiostat – based photoelectrochemical setup (home-built) for photocurrent and IPCE measurements in solar water splitting cells
  • Solar cell simulation setup, which includes a Xe arc lamp, a set of bandpass filters and Gamry potentiostat, for photoconductivity and IPCE measurements on photovoltaic cells
  • Microextinction setup: a home-built setup to measure extinction/transmission of light from areas down to a few µm in size
  • 2 Insplorion X1 flowreactor instrments for nanoplasmonic (INPS) in situ spectroscopy of surface processes, kinetics and activity of catalytic reactions. Can be connected with on-line mass spectrometer and operate at up to 600°C and 900°C, respectively, at atmospheric pressure.
  • Insplorion XNano instrument for liquid/gas phase INPS reflectance measurements. 
  • Dark-Field Scattering Spectroscopy setup consiting of a Nikon Eclipse LV100D optical microscope equipped with Andor Shamrock 303i spectrograph and Andor Newton CCD spectroscopy camera.
  • Varian (Agilent) Cary 5000 spectrophotometer with spectral range 180-3300 nm, Internal DRA 2500 integrating sphere and Harrick FiberMate accessories.
  • Q-Sense E1 QCM-D system for gas- and liquid phase measurements
  • Home-built QCM-D setup for measurements of nanoparticle and thin film interaction with species in the gas phase in the 10-2 to 1000 mbar pressure range.
  • Home built ultra high vacuum system for nanoplasmonics and photocatalysis. Pressure range: temperature range: cryogenic to 400°C
  • Vacuum cell for hydrogen storage measurements (home-built). 
  • Various Avantes AvaSpec fiber coupled array spectrometers for the UV-vis-NIR spectral range.
  • Nabertherm oven 
  • Home-built photo-electrochemical flow-cell setup for simultaneous electrochemistry and nanoplasmonic (INPS) in-situ spectroscopy. Includes a Gamry Reference 600 potentiostat.
  • Solar Simulator for measurements at AM1.5G illumination, Science Tech. Measures J-V characteristics.
  • IPCE measurement setup with possibility of using a white light bias from the solar simulator.
  • Spin Coater, Laurell, 500 – 12 000 rpm.​
  • A Biologic SP-300 potentiostat with 2 channels and a boosterboard.
  • An Agilent GC7890 gas chromatograph with FID and TCD detectors. Optimized for detection and quantification of H2, CO, CH4, C2H4, C2H6, C3Hx, O2 and N2
  • QWEM401 Electrochemical window module for Q-sense E1 QCM

Published: Fri 03 May 2013. Modified: Tue 15 Sep 2015