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since Jan 2006

 
Our laboratory is located at Chemistry Building Room 4 & 5. With the funding support from Canadian goverment agencies and the Univeristy, our lab is now fully operational housing state-of-the-art infrastructure dedicated to chemistry and materials research under extreme conditions.

1. Apparatus for extreme condition generation

a) Diamond anvil cells (DAC)
symmetric DAC
Symmetric DAC
HDAC
Hydrothermal DAC
BeCu
Low-T BeCu DAC
MDAC
Membrane cell

b)
Sample preparation tools
 
EDM
EDM Driller
Microscope
Leica optical microscope with CCD camera


c) Chemicals
and materials preparation apparatus
 
Glovebox
EDM Driller
Wet Lab
Wet chemistry labware
d) Cryogenic stations  
Cryostat

2. Spectroscopic systems for structural characterization
a) Raman microspectroscopy system  
Raman System  

b) FTIR microspectroscopy system
 
FTIR system

3. Other on-campus facilities
a) Western Nanofabrication Facility
b)
Surface Science Western
c) Chemistry Electronic Machine Shop

4. Off-campus facilities

a) Beamline X17C at National Synchrotron Light Source of Brookhaven National Laboratory
b) Beamline U2A at National Synchrotron Light Source of Brookhaven National Laboratory
c) HPCAT at Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory
d) HXMA and B
rockhouseBrockhouse sectors of Canadian Light Sourcein Saskatoon, SK, Canada