Our laboratory is well equipped to synthesize and prepare polymer membranes and to characterize transport and other polymer properties. Dedicated transport property measurement cells and equipment are coupled with state-of-the-art analytical equipment to characterize a wide range of water and ion transport properties in polymers. Please feel free to contact us for more information on our experimental capabilities. In addition to computing resources for data collection and analysis, standard laboratory supplies, and a dedicated ultra-pure water system (Millipore), our laboratory capabilities include:

  • Ion Chromatography (configured for anion analysis)
  • Thermo (formerly Dionex) ICS-2100
  • 50 Vial Autosampler
  • Potentiostat/Galvanostat/Frequency Response Analyzer (10 μHz to 7 MHz)
  • BioLogic SP-300
  • One standard channel
  • One EIS-capable channel
  • Water Vapor Sorption Analyzer (RH-TGA)
  • TA Instruments Q5000 SA with Autosampler
  • Relative Humidity Range: 0 to 98%
  • Temperature Range: 5 to 85 C
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • TA Instruments Q50
  • Temperature Range: ambient to 1000 C
  • Air or UHP Nitrogen Environment
  • Digital Multimeters
  • DC Power Supply (20 V, 5 A)
  • Conductivity meters and probes
  • Data-logging capability
  • pH meter and probe
  • Data-logging capability
  • Analytical Balance
  • Custom temperature-controlled permeation cells
  • Custom electrochemical cells
  • Flow-through cells for electrochemical permselectivity and resistance measurements
  • High-pressure dead-end permeation cells
  • Polymer synthesis stations
  • Film casting and drying (convection and vacuum) ovens
  • UV Crosslinker
  • 312 nm Lamp
  • Programmable
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • PerkinElmer Optima 8000
  • Highly sensitive cation analysis
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • TA Instruments Q1000 with Autosampler
  • Temperature Range: -90 to 550 C
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
  • TA Instruments Q800
  • Temperature Range: -150 to 600 C
  • Frequency Range: 0.01 to 200 Hz
  • UV Vis Spectroscopy
  • Shimadzu UVmini-1240
  • Wavelength Range: 190 to 1100 nm
  • Metrohm Titrator
  • Chemical Engineering Machine Shop
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM)
  • Visit the NMCF website for more details
water bottles
electrical meters
pressure cell
gas regulator
thermal analysis tga q50
aligator clip
resistance cell
pump heads
ion chromatography
jars stirring
crosslinker glassware
thermal analysis tga
reference electrodes
vacuum oven