Equipment & Testing Capabilities

C2E2 has assembled advanced energy materials and testing capabilities to support research ranging from energy conversion to fuels and power management. These capabilities are available to UConn faculty and students to support ongoing research in all facets of energy and energy related research.  In addition, these services are offered to all industrial partners who might be engaged in energy or non-energy related research and who would benefit from these capabilities.  We welcome industry to reach out to the C2E2 faculty for collaborative discussion regarding the research opportunities and testing capabilities that are available for integration into a clean energy research program.

Equipment for Engineering of Advanced Nanomaterials and Catalysts
Reactive Spray Deposition Technology (RSDT) – 2 Systems for One-Step
   Fabrication of Large-Scale Electrodes and MEAs for Fuel Cells,
   Electrolyzers, and Batteries

Easytube 3000, FirstNano, Chemical Vapor Deposition System
Physical Vapor Deposition System
Retsch PM 400 Planetary Ball Mill
High Temperature Tube Type Furnaces - 8 units
1700 Degree Bottom-Loaded Large Furnace

Testing Capabilities

Analytical Instruments
Thermo Fisher Scientific ARL QUANT’X EDXRF Spectrometer
Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer with both Transmission and
   ATR Capability

Agilent 7890A(GC)/6890N (MS) Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
Shimadzu UV-VIS 2600 Spectrophotometer
Nicolet Magna 560 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
Varian Inc. Micro GC
Prolab Benchtop Mass Spectrometer
Altimira Instruments “Benchcat” Catalyst Test System

FEI Quanta 250 FEG Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
Zeiss Smart Zoom 5 Automated Digital Microscope

Thermal Analysis
Netzsch STA 449 F3 Jupiter Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer -TGA and DSC
Netzsch DSC 204HP High-Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Shimadzu TGA 50H High Temperature Thermogravimetric Analyzer

X-Ray Diffraction
Bruker D5005 X-ray Diffractometer with High Temperature Stage

Instruments for Surface Area and Pore Size Distribution Analysis
Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Automatic Chemisorption BET Analyzer
Micromeritics AutoPore IV Mercury Porosimeter
Micromeretics Saturn DigiSizer II

Electrochemical Equipment

Potentiostates/Galvanostates with EIS Capabilities
Biologic VSP, Multi-channel Potentiostate/Galvanostate with
   EIS -
2 Units
Biologic HSP1005, 100 A Booster with EIS Capability
Autolab PGSTAT302N, Ecochemie Potentiostat/Galvanostate,
   Equipped with
the BA Bipotentiostat and Frequency Response
   Analyzer (FRA) Modules

Solartron 1287 Potentiostat/Galvanostate with 1260 Impedance
   Analyzer - 3 Units

Solartron 20 A Booster
Solartron ModuLab XM with FRA Module and 2 A booster
Solartron 8-channel 1400 Cell Test System with 1470E FRA modules
Pine Instrument Company Analytical Rotator - 2 Units
Rotating Ring Disk Holders and Electrodes, Pine Instrument – Pt, Au
   and Glassy
Carbon Interchangeable Disks Electrodes

Equipment for Assembly and Testing Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
Scribner/ Teledyne Associates 850g/890, 100 W Fuel Cell Test
   Stands, 6 Stands

50 Bar High-Pressure Fuel Cell Test Stand, developed at UConn
Electrolyzer Test Stand, developed at UConn
Arbin FCTS 50H, 50 W Multichannel Fuel Cell Test Stand
Advanced Measurements, Inc. 6 cell 50 W Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Test Stand
Avtron Mfg Avtron Freedom Portable 100 kW Load Bank with Data
Systemic Automation Screen Printer
Diablo D3163A, 5000A Real-time Gas Analyzer

Equipment for Assembly and Testing Rechargeable Batteries
Arbin Multi-Channel Battery Testers - 2 units with total of 36 channels


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