Our cutting-edge facilities help drive exceptional research outcomes

At CCEE, our world-class facilities and equipment allow our researcher to solve some of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Facilities and equipment

  • Materials synthesis and preparation laboratory
  • Energy storage research laboratory
  • Clean fuel production and energy conversion laboratory
  • Environmental sensing laboratory
  • 3D printing laboratory
  • Advanced materials characterisation laboratory

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

The FE-SEM: JSM 7100 - Is ideal for imaging and analysis of micro- and nano-structures which has a resolution (sample dependent) of 1.2 nm at 30kV and 3.0 nm at 1kV. This FE-SEM is equipped with a Quorom Technology cryo-preparation system for cryo scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM) that allows suitable liquid or hydrated specimens to be examined frozen. It is also equipped with 129 JEOL eV resolution silicon drift detector (SDD) for X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscope (EDS) microanalysis.

X-ray Powder Diffractometer (XRD)

The Bruker D8 Advance Eco X-ray Diffraction (XRD) is equipped with 1kW X-ray source and SSD160 1-dimensional compound silicon strip detector. The XRD applications include Phase identification (Phase ID); Microstructure analysis; Structure determination and refinement; Residual stress; Texture; Grazing Incidence Diffraction (GID); X-ray Reflectometry (XRR); Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS).

NSCRYPT 3DN 3D PRINTER

The nScrypt 3Dn 3D Printer enable users to complete projects in the additive and subtractive manufacturing fields. It can purposely be used in a vast array of micro-dispensing technologies for the electronics, electronic packaging, solar cell metallization, printed antennas, life sciences, and chemical/pharmaceutical industries through precision material manipulation, mixing, and processing.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM; Bruker Dimension Icon)

Icon AFM incorporates the latest evolution of Bruker’s industry-leading nanoscale imaging and characterization technologies on a large sample tip-scanning AFM platform. It also has the functionality of PeakForce scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)TMmode which is the world’s first complete commercial solution for AFM-based SECM with the spatial resolution of 100 nm which can provide simultaneous capture of topgraphical, electrochemical, electrical and mechanical maps with nanoscale lateral resolution.

Dynamica Refridged Centrifugation

The Velocity 10R takes the helm as Dynamica's highest capacity centrifuge up to 3 litres with the SW3A rotor. Powerful refrigeration combined with an exceptional maximum speed of 10,000 RPM (12,740 x g with the FA10D rotor) offer the versatility and convenience to manage a wide range of larger-scale applications and all in a footprint sufficiently compact to fit on a bench.

Features include:

  • quick set and forget rotor system
  • auto rotor recognition
  • fast acceleration and deceleration.
  • high imbalance tolerances
  • powerful refrigeration
  • actual sample (rotor) temperature measurement and display
  • user friendly operation and information rich display
  • quiet operation
  • liquid seeping prevention.

MBRAUN Argon Glove Box for battery assembly

Key features include:

  • stainless-steel design with polycarbonate window
  • modular box design
  • closed loop recirculation
  • large antechamber with sliding tray
  • UNIlab inert gas purification system
  • auto regeneration with auto restart feature
  • PLC-M. Braun controller
  • touch screen monitor
  • automatic box pressure control with foot switch
  • stainless steel piping
  • vacuum pump
  • high efficiency box filters HEPA H13
  • analogue box pressure sensor
  • adjustable shelving
  • castors for easy mobility
  • levelling feet
  • light hood with anti-reflection film.

Makergear M2 3D printer

The Makergear M2 3D printer is designed to extrude ABS and PLA plastic filament via a heated metal nozzle.

MRX-DG100L Battery Lab Electrode Calendar

Key features include:

  • hard chrome plated on surface
  • material HRC62
  • transparent protective plate is designed for safety
  • press gap is adjustable
  • tolling speed, press thickness is adjustable
  • digital operation panel design

MSK110-Hydraulic Crimping Machine for coin cells

MSK-110D is a newly designed CE Certified coin cell disassembler with lighter weight and a smaller footprint. The coin cell disassembling machine is suitable for disassembling various types of coin cells, such as CR2032, CR2025, and CR2016, without destroying the internals of the cell in order to study the materials inside.

XPA-system Photochemical Reactor

Preparative methods using ultraviolet and visible radiation in place of heat enable chemical compounds to be synthesized often by novel reactions with high yields and in the absence of side reactions.

GSL-1800

The GSL-1800 is a tubular furnace loaded with an alumina tube (L=1000 mm, OD=60 mm) and is compatible with different gases (Ar, N2 etc). The maximum heating ramp is 10 C/min. The heating range 100-1600 C.

GSL 1400X

The GSL-1400X is a tubular furnace loaded with an alumina tube (L=1000 mm, OD=60 mm) and is compatible with different gases (Ar, N2 etc). The maximum heating ramp is 10 C/min. The heating range 100-1600 C.

KSL-1200

A muffle furnace with a cantilever door has an outward and upward swing with a counter-balanced handle on the right hand side. The heating range is 100-1100 C with a maximum heating ramp of 10 C/min.

SEM 100 Series

A muffle furnace with a cantilever door has an outward and upward swing with a counter-balanced handle on the right hand side. The heating range is 100-800 C with a heating ramp of 10 C/min.

YIHENG DZF-6020 Vacuum Drying Oven

The YIHENG DZF-6020 removes moisture from various substances to get a solid finished product.

Scienz Ultrasonic Homogenizer JY92-IIN

As a new type of ultrasonic homogenizer, it enjoys complete functions, novel appearance and reliable performance. It has a large-screen display and concentrated control by a central computer.

The ultrasonic time and power can be set accordingly.The large LCD screen can display the sample temperature, actual frequency, computerised tracking and automatic trouble warning.

YIHENG DZF-6050 Vacuum Drying Oven

The YIHENG DZF-6050 removes moisture from various substances to get a solid finished product.

Contherm Thermotec 2000 Series Ovens

The Contherm Thermotec 2000 Series Ovens achieve consistent temperature control over the range of ambient +5°C to +260°C nominal.

OTF-1200X-III-S-UL

Three zone tubular furnace loaded with the alumina/Quartz tube (L=1000 mm, OD=60 mm) which is compatible with different gases (Ar, N2 or Air etc). The maximum heating ramp is 20 C/min. The heating range 300-1100 C.

Tergeo Plasma Cleaner

Plasma cleaning is the process of removing all organic matter from the surface of an object through the use of a ionized gas called plasma.

Photoresist ashing, descum and silicon wafer cleaning PDMS, microfluidics, glass slides and lab-on-a-chip, SEM/TEM sample cleaning for hydrocarbon contamination removal, wire bonding, flip chip underfill, device encapsulation and decapsulation, improve bonding for metal to metal or composite, improve bonding for plastic, polymer and composite materials.

SP INDUSTRIES, INC.Vir Tis BechTop 2K, 4K and 6K Freeze Dryers

VirTis BenchTop 2K, 4K and 6K freeze dryers offer a top solution for laboratories with space constraints. Featuring condenser temperatures of -55oC to -105 oC, BenchTop freeze dryers can handle a wide range of processing requirements.

Spin coater

Spin coating involves accurately dispensing a liquid, typically photoresist, onto a substrate, typically a semiconductor wafer, then spinning to achieve a uniform, defect-free film.

OTF-1200X-III-S-UL

Three zone tubular furnace loaded with the alumina/Quartz tube (L=1000 mm, OD=60 mm) which is compatible with different gases (Ar, N2 or Air etc). The maximum heating ramp is 20 C/min. The heating range 300-1100 C.

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