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Microwave-assisted Hidrothermal Reactor

 Microwave oven for hydrothermal synthesis:

  • Ethos one (Milestone)

DRIFTS Spectroscopy

fOTO Descripcion

Catalytic Reactors


 Photocatalytic Reactors 











X-Ray Diffraction

X-ray Diffraction:

  • Panalytical X´PERT PRO
  • Philips X´PERT PRO with high temperature chamber (1200ºC) ANTON PAAR HTK 1200
Reflectometry and Small angle X-ray Spectroscopy:

  • Panalytical X´PERT PRO

Characterization of materials at the nanoscale  (1-100 nm) through the X-ray scattering at low angles (SAXS). Determination of thin film thickness, layer densities or surface roughness with reflectometry setup. Thin film phase analysis by grazing incidence X-ray diffraction.

 Physisorption Analysis 

Automated, three-station, surface area and porosity analyzer:

  • Tristar II (Micromeritics)
  • Tristar II-Kr (Micromeritics)

Chemisorption Analysis

Chemisorption analysis allowing the following analysis: TPD, TPR, TPO, TPRx, Catalyst Treatment.

  • Chemstar TPx (Quantachrome)
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Sub-ambient unit
  • Volatile species vaporizer

Raman Spectroscopy

  Micro-Raman spectrometer:

  • LabRAM Horiba Jobin Yvon with 3 excitation energies (325 cm-1, 532 cm-1, 785 cm-1)


X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for surface chemical analysis.

  • Analysis chamber, with multichanel analyzer PHOIBOS 100.
  • High pressure and high temperature pretreatment chamber.

SEM Microscopy

Scanning electron microscopy:

  • Hitachi S4800 SEM-FEG
  • EDX Bruker-X Flash-4010

TEM Microscopy


Electron transmission microscopy:

  • Philips CM20 (200kV)
  • EDX X-Max 80T, Oxford Instruments