A Research Center on Nanomaterials and Energy
Three new facilities available
mardi 24 aot 2010
Categories : Facilities / News / Information

During the past two months, three new scientific equipments has been added to instruments group managed by our research center. Like other devices, those instruments are accessible to all academic and industrial actors.

Laser Based Micropipette Puller
Laser Based Micropipette Puller (LBMP), Sutter Instrument, P-2000

The first device, which belongs to Pr. Janine Mauzeroll, is a Laser Based Micropipette Puller (LBMP). this P-2000 micropipette puller integrates a CO2 laser-based heat source and is is suitable for working with most conventional glasses (quartz, borosilicate and aluminosilicate). The P-2000 pulls electrodes with tip diameters smaller than 0.03µm. Glass external diameters up to 1.5 mm (quartz) and 1.8 mm (conventional glasses) can be used with the P-2000, but the performance is best with glass with 1.2 mm diameter or less. Finally, the P-2000 is ideal for applications such as nanospray and Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy.

Fully Reflective Solar Simulator
Fully Reflective Solar Simulator, Sciencetech Inc., SS-0.5K

The second device, which belongs to Pr. Benoit Marsan, is a solar simulator. It complements the UV simulator already managed by our research center. This solar simulator, 500W (ozone lamp), based on a fully reflective design, allows to create uniform target spot projection of sunlight, without chromatic aberration.

GPC with universal detection
GPC with universal detection, Viscotek GPC Max - VE 2001 GPC

Finally, the latest equipment, which belongs to Pr. Jérôme Claverie, is a set of three detectors: a dynamic light scattering detector (QELS), an interferometric refractometer detector (RI) and a light scattering multi-angle detector (MALS). Thoses devices are coupled to an Gel permeation chromatography systeme (room temperature) and can now perform the separation and the simultaneous determination of the radius and the molecular weight of molecules and polymers.