Our labs are equipped with various instruments for material characterization and chemical analysis. Below is a summary of our equipment and point of contact.

  • Glovebox (UNIlab MBRAUN)
    Workstation with a large main antechamber, vacuum pump, and PLC controller. The unit that can attain purity levels of less than one part per million oxygen and moisture.
    Contact: Karthik, knarsimh@mit.edu
  • GC Agilent 6890N Network GC system, GC Agilent 7890A GC system
    Gas chromatography system with multimode inlet, capillary flow technology, low thermal mass technology, and TCD/FID detectors.
    Contact: Herui, heruidou@mit.edu
  • High temperature high pressure packed-bed flow reactor (2)
    Used to test a variety of catalysts and liquid- and gas-phase reactions in flow mode.
    Contact: Herui, heruidou@mit.edu
  • Yamatao DKN402C rotating ovens
    Constant temperature convection ovens from a range of 30-250 degrees C fixed with a rotating frame to hold Parr acid digestion vessels for zeolite synthesis.  Rotation is provided by fixed 57 rpm right angle motors.
    Contact: Helen, helenluo@mit.edu
  • HPLC Agilent 1260 Infinity with UV-vis and ELSD detectors
    Maximum pressure of 600 bar and 5 ml/min flow. Includes autosampler for precise injections of both small and large volumes without changing sample loops.
    Contact: William, wgunther@mit.edu
  • GC-MS Agilent 7890A GC, 5975C inert XL MSD with triple-axis detector
    Inert ion source programmable up to 350 degrees C has enhanced response to active compounds.  Triple-axis HED-EM detector provides high signal-to-noise ratio that allow for trace analysis.
    Contact: Air, airtp@mit.edu
  • TGA Q500 TA instruments
    Temperature range from ambient to 1000 degrees C.  Isothermal temperature accuracy of 1 degrees C, continuous weighing capacity of 1.0 g, sensitivity and precision of 0.1 microgram, with a heating rate of 0.1-100 degrees C/min.
    Contact: Herui, heruidou@mit.edu
  • AutosorbiQ automated gas sorption analyzer Quantachrome
    Equipped with physisorption and chemisorption capabilities. Includes high resolution pressure transducers for analysis of microporous and mesoporous materials with  long-life dewar (90+ hours) and high temperature furnaces for extensive temperature dependent studies.  Built-in degas stations feature computer-controlled ramping protocols.
    Contact: Helen, helenluo@mit.edu
  • Bruker Vertex V70 IR spectrometer
    Includes an MCT detector with fast scan and step scan capabilities.  Reaction chamber allows in situ studies at high pressure and high temperature settings. Contact: Murat, mkaya@mit.edu