Facilities

To carry out research that pushes the boundaries of energy and catalysis, we take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities available at the University of Montreal. A brief description of cutting edge instrumentation that is available for use is below.

Infrared and Raman spectrometers for in-situ spectroscopic measurements on electrocatalytic materials.

The LCM is equipped with two Raman spectrometers (Renishaw InVia and InVia Reflex) coupled to optical microscopes (Leica) and 4 excitation lasers. This state-of-the-art Raman facility is the Renishaw's most powerful and versatile system. Also, the LCM is equipped with another Raman microscope (Witec Alpha 3000) coupled to two excitation lasers and AFM.

Available:

Renishaw Invia Raman Microscope

Witec Raman Microscope

Stingray FTIR microscope

Bruker Vertex 70 IR Spectrometer

Scanning Probe Laboratory

The LCM scanning microscopy unit consists of 7 Atomic Force Microscopes : Bruker (MultiMode 8, Dimension 3100, Dimension ICON FastScan, Dimension ICON in glove box, E-Scope), ANASYS (NanoIR2), WItec (ALPHA 300RS). These multi-function imaging systems combine performance and complementary applications. They are equipped with accessories and additional modules that enhance their operational capacities and broaden their fields of application: different modes and techniques of imaging in air, in liquid and variable temperature.

Instrumentation for electrocatalytic, photochemical, and spectroscopic experiments.

Available:

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) - used tor investigating catalyst dynamics and charge transfer processes.

Gas chromatography (GC) - reaction product measurements

UV-Vis-NIR Absorption - ex-situ and in-situ characterization of molecular electronic states.

Crystal structure determination of single crystals, powders, and thin films


Renishaw InVia Raman Microscope

FTIR Microscope Digilab FTS7000e-UMA600

FTIR-AWI system, Bruker

Bruker D8 Advance