Adaptive & Responsive Nanomaterials Group



The AdReNa Lab

Image of the Adaptive & Responsive Nanomaterials lab in 2019

List of equipment

  • Analytical balance (A&D Instruments BM-252)
  • Centrifuge, refrigerated (Thermo Scientific Multifuge X1R)
  • Dip coater (home built)
  • Glove Box (MBraun Labstar)
  • Gel permeation chromatography (Agilent 1260 Infinity II) with molecular weight analyser (Brookhaven MI-MwA)
  • High-performance liquid chromatography (Shimadzu i-series plus LC-2030C) coupled with mass spectrometry (Shimadzu LCMS-2020)
  • Langmuir Blodgett deposition set-up with parallel troughs for multilayer deposition (KSV Nima KN-2004) 
  • Lab network vacuum (Vacuubrand PC 3004 VARIO)
  • Liquid waveguide capillary cell with 100 cm path length and peristaltic pump (WPI LWCC, Ismatec Reglo ICC 3-channel)
  • Optical microscopes (upright, inverted and stereo) with microspectroscopy module, fluorescence, motorised stage, temperature control (Zeiss, Ocean Optics, Prior, Linkam)
  • Pipetting robots (Opentron, OT-1 and OT-2) 
  • Plasma etcher (Diener Femto)
  • Preparative liquid chromatography (GE ÄKTA explorer)
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring - QCM-D (Biolin Scientific Q-Sense E4)
  • Rotary evaporator (Heidolph-VAP Advantage, Vacuubrand PC3001)
  • Source-measuring unit (Keithley SMU 2450)
  • Spectrofluorophotometer with temperature control (Shimadzu RF-6000) 
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometer with porosimetry module and liquid cell/QCM module (Semilabs SE-2000)
  • Spectroscopy set-up with broadband laser-driven light source, monochromator, temperature controlled sample compartment and high-sensitivity spectrometer (Energetiq EQ-99XFC, QNW QPod2E, Spectral Products CM110, Ocean Optics QE Pro)
  • Spin Coater (Laurell WS-650-23NPPB)
  • Static light scattering (Brookhaven)
  • Thermomixer (Eppendorf ThermoMixer C)
  • UV lamp, high power (Vilber)
  • Vacuum oven (Heraeus Vacutherm VT6025)
  • Water purification system for ultrapure type 1 water (Merck Milli-Q Academic)

We are grateful for access to shared facilities for atomic force microscopy (Bruker Dimension Icon), disc centrifuge for nanoparticle characterisation (CPS Instruments), differential scanning calorimetry (Perkin Elmer DSC8000), dynamic light scattering (Beckman Coulter DelsaMax Pro), Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy (Bruker Vertex 70), nanoparticle tracking analysis (Malvern Nanosight), nuclear magnetic resonance (UCL Chemistry suite with 4 Bruker Avance instruments), scanning electron microscopy & focussed ion beam (Zeiss Orion NanoFab), small-angle X-ray scattering (Saxslab Ganesha 300 XL), transmission electron microscopy (Jeol 2100 200 kV) and thermogravimetric analysis (Perkin Elmer Pyris1). 

Our equipment on the UCL Research Equipment Catalogue

UCL Research Equipment Catalogue

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