The Analytical Facility in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham brings Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Chromatography, Elemental Analysis, Raman and X Ray Diffraction all together under one section to provide the very highest quality of data analysis to academics and students in both research and teaching. The University of Birmingham also supplies a wide range of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Transmission Electron Microscopes.


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  XPS

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Potenciostats


We have in our lab 4 low current, low noise and fast potenciostats / galvanostats with impedance modules and current boosters. The lab is also equipped with two rotating ring disk electrode systems for poly oriented and single crystal electrodes.



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We have collaborations with UCL for Fuel Cell characterization

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On-Line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometer

 

Using OLEMS, volatile chemical species generated at an electrocatalyst can be detected by mass spectrometry as a function of the potential

 

Cathodic Corrosion art from

Dr. Alex Yanson

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Synthesis of Nanoparticles


We have capabilities for the preparation of nanoparticles of almost any metal and metal oxide.


The cathodic corrosion and the colloidal methods are our favorites methods.


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Electrochemistry on single crystal electodes.

We have a wide range of Au, Pt and Cu single crystal electrodes.

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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy


The STM helps us to look at the surface structure of single crystal electrodes with atomic resolution