Facilities

 

XRD

Single-crystal diffraction

Super Nova single X-ray diffractometer with micro focusing etc.

Location: Aarhus University

Powder diffraction:
A Bruker D8 Advance powder diffractometer with a choice of monochromatic CuKa1 or Co X-ray sources is installed.

Location: DTU energy conversion
                Aarhus University

 Supra 

FEGEM Supra 35
Resolution: 1.0 nm at 20 kV,
2.5nm at 1 kV

Location: DTU energy conversion

 TEM

FEGTEM JEM 3000F
Imaging resolution: 0.2 nm
Chemical analysis £ 1 nm

Location: DTU energy conversion

 Physics

PPMS - Physical Properties Measurement System

At Inorganic chemistry we have a PPMS from Quantum design, which we heavily rely upon to characterize the materials we make. 

This state of the art equipment allows us to perform measurements of the following properties: 

  • Resistivity
  • Hall coefficient
  • Heat capacity
  • Thermal transport
  • Susceptibility 

Location: Aarhus University

 

 Laser 

Laser Flash

The Netsch Laser flash is capable of measuring heat diffusivity from room temperature to 1200oC. The diffusivity combined with the heat capacity allows us to obtain the thermal conductivity.

Location: DTU energy conversion
                Aarhus University 

Contact person
: Ngo Van Nong

 ZEM3


ZEM3 Thermoelectric properties  measurement system

The measurements of the electrical resistivity and the seebeck coefficient in low pressure of helium from room temperature to 900oC.

Location: DTU energy conversion

Contact person: Ngo Van Nong

 Tester

Thermoelectric Module Tester 

  • Atmospheres: air 
  • Heater with PID Controller, about 1000W 
  • Holder construction with abutment for controlling the force 
  • Recipient with vacuum feed through, connectors for thermal sensors, electrical connections 
  • For heater and TEG 
  • Thermal sensors (type K or N) with LEMO connectors 
  • Measurement range temperature: room temp. - 1000°C heater temp.) 
  • Measurement range voltage: 0-60V (accuracy +/- 1%) 
  • Measurement range current: 0-30A

Location: DTU Energy Conversion

Contact person: Ngo Van Nong

  DSC

TGA/DSC

We have Netsch Jupiter setup capable of simultaneous measuring TGA and DSC. The setup is equipped with an interchangeable furnace covering a large temperature range. The low temperature setup goes from -180oC to 600oC, whereas the high temperature setup gives access to temperatures from room temperature to 1500oC. The primary use of the instrument is to determine
·         Phase transitions
·         Melting temperature
·         Mass loss

Location: DTU energy conversion 
                Aarhus University

 

 Dilatometer

Dilatometer DIL 402C

It measures the thermal expansion from -180 to 2000 oC.

Location: DTU energy conversion

 Hydrothermal

Hydrothermal & Solvothermal synthesis

Hydrothermal and solvothermal synthesis is excellent methods for synthesizing inorganic materials. It is a simple and highly efficient way to produce highly crystalline particles, which with the continous-flow or stop-flow technique may also be produced in large quantities. Hence it is a standard technique in our lab.

Location: Aarhus University 

 Superfluid

Continuous Synthesis in Near- or Supercritical fluids

The Dept. of Chemistry in Aarhus University has the use of a flow-reactor for synthesis in near- and supercritical media, which is at the disposal of CMC students. It operates with a broad spectrum of fluids, including water and organic solvents, at pressures up to 500 bar and temperatures up to 450°C.

Location: Aarhus University

 SPS

Spark-Plasma Sintering press

The Spark-Plasma Sintering press (SPS press) is an extremely useful piece of equipment which enable powders to be compacted at elevated temperatures with an extremely rapid heating to set-point temperature (a few minutes) and an entire compaction process to be carried out in 10-30 minutes. This exceptionally allow the preservation of microstructures in the powder since disruptive processes such as phase diffusion or alloying have little time to occur.

Location: DTU energy conversion 
                Aarhus University

Contact person: Ngo Van Nong