Co-ACCESS Lab

The Catalysis science group at SSRL operates a 400 sq foot wet chemistry laboratory specifically designed for catalysis studies. The lab is equipped with a 6 ft and 4 ft fume hoods, two gas cabinets for flammable and toxic gases, an argon glove box, and ovens and furnaces. The lab is fully stocked with a diverse array of equipment necessary for the catalysis researcher and is available to collaborators.

Lab Functionality:

  • Catalyst synthesis
  • Off-line catalyst treatments
  • Off-line testing of in-situ/operando cells for use at the beamlines
  • Prototyping/testing of catalysis cells

 

Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers

Old-Hiden QGA (mass spectrometer)

New-Hiden QGA (mass spectrometer)

Old-Hiden QGA (mass spectrometer)

Detectors: Faraday Cup + SEM

Range: 2-200 amu

Capillary: Heated, 4 mL/min draw

Auxillary inputs: 15 analog (1VDC span, +/- 10 VDC), 1 dedicated for temperature logging (0-1000°C)

New-Hiden QGA (mass spectrometer)

Detectors: Faraday Cup + SEM

Range: 2-200 amu

Capillary: Heated, 4 mL/min draw

Auxillary inputs: 1 analog (1VDC span, +/- 10 VDC), 1 dedicated for temperature logging (0-1000°C)

 

FTIR

Nicolet iS50 FTIR Spectrometer

Praying Mantis Diffuse Reflection Accessory

Nicolet iS50 FTIR Spectrometer with external prototyping chamber

Source(s): Polaris IR (9600-20 cm-1) & NIR/VIS (27000-2000 cm-1)

Beamsplitter(s): KBr (7800-350 cm-1)

Detector(s): DLaTGS-KBr [fixed-internal] (12500-350 cm-1), MCT-A [movable-internal/prototyping chamber] (11700-600 cm-1)

Praying Mantis Diffuse Reflection Accessory

Static, non-air sensitive samples

Praying Mantis High Temperature Reaction Chamber

FTIR cell developed by the Ribeiro Group at Purdue
Praying Mantis High Temperature Reaction Chamber

In-situ/Operando DRIFTS Cell

Windows: ZnSe

Temperature Range: RT to 600°C [under gas flow] or 910°C [under vacuum]

Pressure Range: 10-6 mbar to 15 bar
FTIR cell developed by the Ribeiro Group at Purdue

In-situ/Operando Transmission FTIR cell developed by the Ribeiro Group at Purdue [link to manuscript]

Windows: CaF2

Temperature Range: RT to 350°C

Pressure Range: 1 bar

Little-Press

Pres-N-Lok” Cell

Little-Press"

Static sample holder for transmission mode characterization of non-air/moisture sensitive samples
“Pres-N-Lok” Cell

Static sample holder for transmission mode characterization of air and moisture sensitive samples

KBr windows available

 

 

Gas Chromatograph (GC) Systems

Agilent 8890 GC

8890 GC Column List

  • Column 1: 0.5 m OD: 1/8 ID: 2 mm Hayesap Q
  • Column 2: 6 ft OD: 1/8 ID: 2 mm Hayesap Q
  • Column 3: 8 ft OD: 1/8 ID: 2 mm Mol Sieve 5A
  • Column 4: 50 m OD: 0.25 mm ID: 4 microm CP-AL2O3

Detectors: FID & TCD

Agilnet Micro GC

Micro GC Column list:

  • 4m 52CB
  • 6m 5CB
  • 10m MS5A
  • 10m PPU

Detectors: TCD

 

Column configuration for 8890 GC

  • V1 and V3 sampling loops are connected in series to connect to the outlet of our reactor.