Instrumentation, Center for Catalysis (c) UCR / Stan Lim 2019




A Tour of the Zaera Lab


Our laboratory currently has 6 main ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) chambers with instrumentation for:
  • Temperature-programmed desorption (TPD);
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS);
  • Low-energy ion scattering spectroscopy (LEIS);
  • Auger electron spectroscopy (AES);
  • Reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS);
  • Molecular beam (MB) kinetic measurements.


We also count with a number of Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) absorption spectrometers for both vacuum and non-vacuum surface species characterization in transmission, single-reflection, attenuated total reflection (ATR), and diffuse-reflectance (DRIFTS) modes.


Additional facilities include:


  • Batch and flow reactors for kinetic measurements of catalytic reactions;
  • Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry detection;
  • Reactors designed to test chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) of thin films;
  • Synthetic capabilities for the preparation of nanostructured materials;
  • Personal computers, multiple PCs (DOS/Windows and Macintosh environments) for data acquisition and processing;
  • Access to the computing and analytical (NMR, mass spectrometry, optical lab) facilities of the Department of Chemistry;
  • Access to the electron microscopy facility;


For a more detailed description of the main facilities in our laboratory please click on the buttons below or use the dropdown menu on the top.






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