This system allows us to manufacture non-woven polymer membranes with diameters varying from a few nanometers to a few microns. In this assembly of electrospinning system there is a high voltage generator Glassman High Voltage INC model WH50P10 (which can generate up to 50kV), an infusion pump (model NE-300), the heating system as well as a collector for fibers.
Fabricant:Glassman High Voltage inc
High power sonicator
This high power sonicator could be used for various solution samples and applications. Sonicators with probe are ideal for cell disruption, nanoparticle dispersion, homogenization and sample preparation.
Model 705 Fisher Scientific; ultra high power;
Voltage: 117V, 50/60 Hz; The 1/21/2 ” probe.
Anodization is a surface treatment that helps protect or create micro / nano textures on the surface of different materials such as aluminum, titanium, etc.
In this system we have:
- An acid bath
- A mechanical stirrer
- A water cooling system in a PVC helical tube (to avoid acid attack)
- A cathode
- A power supply
Modèle:to be determined
Use: drying, conditioning, storage, removal of gases from solids and liquids, vacuuming, humidity tests, strengthening and aging.
- PID microprocessor and control system with enhanced security.
- Exceeding temperature safety with DIN Class II controls
- Automatic adjustment and bias – internal calibration
- Timer: to turn the device on or off up to 99h 99min
- Temperature range: from +5 to + 250 ° C
- Convenient and easy for suction and aeration owing to the separate vacuum system and the ventilation system to adjust the suction.
- Easy to read suction data: 1 – 76 cm Hg
- 3 memory options: Save time with AUTO-TUNING function
Modèle:JE10 TECH (0V-12)
Planetary ball mill
Efficient and fast mineral crusher used for nanoscale synthesis.
This apparatus is designed to disperse, emulsify or homogenize a wide range of solution samples ranging from 0.2 ml to 10 L.
Fast and reliable equipment to deposit thin coatings on substrates down to a few micrometers. The rotation speed controls the thickness of samples to be deposited.
Atmospheric pressure plasma reactor
Polymerization and plasma treatment are carried out using an AS400 atmospheric pressure plasma jet (Plasmatreat GmbH, Germany). In this process, plasma parameters can be adjusted through the interface of software designed to control various aspects related to plasma generation and polymerization. Atmospheric pressure plasma polymerization can be advantageous due to its low energy consumption, shorter process times, absence of vacuum, and significantly higher growth rates.
Contact angle measuring device
Static contact angle and contact angle hysteresis measurements are performed using a “Kruss ™ DSA100” goniometer equipped with a video camera.
The instrument is also equipped with a cold room with the sample stage (Peltier cooling regulator) which is able to reach –30 ° C with a control accuracy of 0.1 ° C. The contact angle at freezing temperatures and freezing delay time can also be measured.
This potentiostat is used to perform potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical experiments (corrosion, voltammetry, etc.). It also has the possibility of performing Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy experiments, which allows, for example, to study the efficiency and degradation of protective coatings.
Polarizing optical microscope
The E600 POL microscope uses a highly stable 12 volt, 100 watt light source for illumination, providing high quality optical images (objective lenses ranging from 4x to 100x).
Modèle:Eclipse E600 POL
QUV accelerated aging machine
The study of the durability of surfaces in relation to natural factors, requires the simulation of an accelerated natural condition. For this purpose, a QUV accelerated weathering device manufactured by Q-LAB (USA) is used. The latter is able to reproduce exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and to water spray or condensation.
The X-ray microtomograph
This system essentially makes it possible to reconstruct a sample in three dimensions from radiographs taken over a range of 180 °. The Skyscan 1172 microtomograph allows the study of samples and different materials which have the purpose to obtain information on their internal morphology as long as they provide sufficient transparency to the X-rays to which they are subjected. This system can be used at sub-zero temperature to study the interface between ice and surfaces.
X-ray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS)
PS/AES system jointly manufactured by Staib Instruments GmbH (Germany) and Plasmonique Inc. (Quebec, Canada). This system has two different side chambers which can be used to prepare samples for analysis. These two chambers are equipped with a magnetron sputtering, plasma generator and ion beam that can be used to prepare the sample before transferring it to the main analysis chamber. The spectra obtained by X-ray spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy are subsequently analyzed with “CasaXPS” which is an analysis software developed by Casa Software Ltd. (UK).
Compression molding system
A pressing machine manufactured by Carver Inc. USA is used as a flexible and suitable process for the fabrication of micro/nano-structural surfaces. The maximum pressure capacity of the machine is 15 tons. The force can adjusted from 700 to 43,700 lbs. This machine is also equipped with two temperature adjustable trays. The temperature range is from room temperature to 350 ° C. The dimension of its cavity is 25 mm × 25 mm × 6.5 mm.
Ice adhesion measurement – Push-off test
Ice adhesion measurements are carried out on icephobic coatings developed in our lab using push-off test. Liquid water is frozen at -20°C in cylindrical molds over the sample surfaces in a cold room with adjustable temperatures. The push-off test directly measures the force required to detach the ice block from the surface of an icephobic coating. The measurements are displayed directly on the software which corresponds the ice adhesion strength.
High speed camera
The high-speed “Photron SA 1.1” camera capable of recording 600,000 images per second.
Modèle:Fast Cam SA 1.1 675K-M2
The “Sonic Mini 4K” is a 4K 3D printer that offers ultra-high resolution with 722 PPI. The printer has a 4K resolution at 35 µm and a print area of 6.1 inches. Owing to the monochrome LCD technology, the Sonic Mini 4K is able to print one layer within seconds.
Modèle:Sonic Mini 4K
Ice nucleation and adhesion study system
This system allows us to study the impact of surface characteristics (wettability, topography, properties of liquid droplets) and environmental conditions on the nucleation and adhesion process of ice.
Système de polissage de l’aluminium
The grinding and polishing machine is equipped with a sample holder which allows precise substrate preparation, including, aluminum, steel, etc. Several sandpaper sizes from 1000mesh to 10mesh can be quickly changed for desirable surface roughness and homogenous surface preparation.