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Synthesis and Characterization of Electroactive Materials

Laboratories of the Electrochemical Processes Unit include synthesis techniques such sol-gel, hydrothermal and ultrasonic, complemented with thermal treatments in atmospheric, vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces. There is also a Schlenk line for polymer synthesis.
Comprehensive characterization of the synthesized materials is performed with the support of the Central Research Laboratories of IMDEA Energy, which are equipped with a variety of instruments for determining textural, thermal, chemical, microstructural and spectroscopic properties.

5 characterization Techniques 1

  • Light scattering for particle size and Z-potential analysis
  • 1 Glove box for synthesis in controlled atmosphere
  • Textural properties: Nitrogen Physisorption
  • Thermal properties: Thermogravimetry, Differential Thermal Analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Chemical analysis: Induced Coupled Plasma, Elemental Analysis CHNOS
  • Microscopies: optical, Scanning Electron Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope
  • Spectroscopies: UV-VIS, FTIR, Raman, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Diffraction