During the past ten years, ASU has developed modern laboratory equipment (approximate total value of 780,000 Euro) for the detailed physical, chemical and morphological characterization of materials, including:

  • High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM) (JEOL JEM 2010) equipped with X-ray Microanalysis (Oxford INCA)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (JEOL 6300) and X-ray Microanalysis (ISIS 2000)
  • Catalyst Characterization with Temperature Programming Methods (AMI-1, Altamira) and Mass Spectrometer Detection (Balzers, Omnistar)
  • Study of Pore Structure with N2 physisorption (Autosorb-1,Quantachrome)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis – Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TGA-DSC) (SDT 2960, TA Instruments)
  • Elemental Analysis with ICP Spectroscopy (Optima 4300 DV , Perkin Elmer)
  • Crystalline phase identification and lattice parameters with X-ray Diffraction (Siemens D-500)
  • Particle Size Distribution (Mastersizer X, Malvern)
  • Catalyst Preparation