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Research Facilities

Asset lab

Spectroscopy tools


UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)

* Characterization of liquids, including a temperature controller for the cuvettes.

* Integrating sphere for the characterization of powders and thin film electrodes.


FTIR Spectrometer (Bruker)

* ATR module to characterize powder and thin films.

* Electrochemical module to characterize the reactive interface under operative conditions.

* Step-scan & Rapid scan to monitor transient measurements

Inert conditions - Thermal evaporation

Glove box (Vigor) + Evaporator (Angstrom Engineering)

* 4 gloves Glove box

* Integrated evaporator (CoVap Physical Vapor Deposition)

Analytical tools

Gas Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectrometry (including autosampler)

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with a Diode Array Detector

Gas Chromatography coupled to FID and TCD detectors (including autosampler)

More Tools Coming Soon

Common facilities - Institute of Electrochemistry

Analytical Platform


High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)


High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectroscopy (HPLC-MS)


Gas Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS)

Spectroscopy Platform


Transient Absorption Spectroscopy setup

  • Computer-controlled system

  • Sub-microsecond resolution

  • Spectral range from UV up to IR

  • Addons for temperature control and for measuring in transmission and scattering modes, among others.


Confocal Raman Spectroscopy setup


Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscopy with all accessories to perform:

* Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

* Conductive (and Photoconductive) AFM

* Scanning electrochemical microscopy

* Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy

* Electrostatic and Magnetic Force Microscopy

* Quantitative Nanoscale Mechanical Characterization


Common facilities - University of Alicante

The UA offers a complete assortment of characterization techniques encompassing state-of-the-art analytical tools as well as spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. For a complete description check here.


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