Chemistry Labs

Sandia has access to a full suite of chemistry labs (materials synthesis) and characterization equipment, including:

  • tube and box furnaces (up to 1400°C) for solid state synthesis and high temperature treatment;
  • thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry analyzers (TGA/DSC) to measure weight gain/loss and thermodynamic properties vs. temperature (e.g., phase change, melting, reduction/oxidation, specific heat);
  • x-ray powder diffractometer to determine crystallographic phase changes and sample purity;
  • Micromeritics BET for surface area;
  • optical (light) microscope; and
  • scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) to determine microstructure and qualitative elemental analysis.

Andrea Ambrosini