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Nanomaterial Catalysts for
Sustainable Energy Technologies
Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Catalysis and Device IntegrationStudents in the Higgins group have access to many state of the art nanomaterials characterization facilities available at McMaster University, along with advanced experimental equipment within the Higgins laboratory. Information on facilities and equipment is provided here. Combined, these tools enable the synthesis, characterization, electrochemical activity testing and device integration of nanomaterial catalysts for sustainable electrochemical energy technologies.
Canadian Centre for Electron
CCEM provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise for nanomaterials research and development. Transmission electron microscopy capabilities include sub-Angstrom imaging and atomic-scale chemical analysis.
The Biointerfaces Institute at McMaster University is a state-of-the-art facility used to investigate the nature of the biological/material interfaces. Particularly, the Biointerfaces Institute houses tools used for X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, FT-IR and contact angle measurements.
Centre for Emerging Device Technologies (CEDT)
The CEDT is an organization that facilitates study of the optical, electrical, mechanical, and biological properties of semiconductors and related materials and promotes the development of technology based on these materials. CEDT houses cleanroom facilities, along with various characterization and synthesis tools, including rapid thermal annealing, etching and vapour deposition methods.
Mandel SRI 8610C Gas Chromatograph (GC)
Pine Research Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE) and Rotating Ring Disk Electrode (RRDE)
BioLogic VSP-300 Multipotentiostat
Thermo Scientific Lindberg/Blue M Mini-Mite Tube Furnace C2
Thermo Scientific Sorvall™
Legend™ X1 Centrifuge
VWR® Forced Air
Oven 2.3 CF
Milli-Q® Reference Water Purification System by Merck
Mettler Toledo XSR105DU DualRange Analytical Balance
VWR® Digital Lab Balance
VWR® Symphony Ultrasonic Cleaner with Digital Timer and Heater
VWR® Analog Vortex
Harvard Apparatus Syringe Pump 11 Elite
VWR® Hot Plate
Thermo Scientific Cimarec
Stirring Hot Plate
VWR® High Performance
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