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 ​​​Centralised Analytical ​Lab

ILAC-MRA.png​​​​​​​​​​​Centralized Analytical LabThe​ Centralised Analytical Laboratory (CAL) is one of the service centres established under Research and Innovation Office (RIO). It was set up to serve the research needs of UTP researchers as well as service requirements by external parties. The overall long-term aspiration is to promote research excellence by ensuring that the requested analytical services comply with international standards and with timely delivery to all customers.
CAL is an ISO17025 accredited laboratory with capabilities for mechanical and physical testing of measuring surface area ​​of mesopore (2 nm to 50 nm) using gas adsorption method. Located at the ground floor of Block P, CAL is equipped with the following state-of-the-art analytical instrument:

  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Field-Emission Scanning Electron Micr​oscope (FESEM)
  • Universal Scanning Probe Microscope (USPM)
  • ​X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
  • Surface Area Analyser and Porosimetry System
  • Temperature Programmed Desorption, Reduction and Oxidation (TPDRO)
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
  • Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (LC/MS)
  • Gas Chromatograph (SIMDIST)
  • ​Gas Chromatograph (NGA-SCD)​​

Facilities at Centralised Analytical Lab (Block P, Ground Floor)

​Equipment Function Applications
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
Model: Zeiss Libra 200FE

High-resolution imaging technique that yields information on the morphology, crystal phase, crystal structure and defects.

Catalysts, polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, electronics and biological materials
Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)/Energy Dispersive X-Ray
Model: Zeiss Supra 55 VP

Imaging, qualitative analysis and elemental mapping. variable pressure mode enables imaging of nonconductive samples

Nanostructured materials, semiconductor development and failure analysis.
Universal Scanning Probe Microscope (USPM)
Model: Nano Navi (E-Sweep)

Imaging and measuring surfaces on a fine scale, down to the level of molecules and groups of atoms.

Polymers, ceramics, catalysts, biological materials, and electronics
X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
Model: Thermo Scientific K-Alpha

Surface analysis of a variety of solid materials. Determines chemical state composition and depth profile.

Catalysts, polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and electronics.
Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) with Vacuum and Flow Module
Model: Perkin Elmer

An analytical technique to identify organic materials by providing information on chemical bonds and molecular structure.

Catalysts, polymers, and organic compounds.
Raman Spectrometer
Model: Horiba Jobin Yvon HR800

A non-destructive chemical analysis technique which provides information on chemical structure, phase and polymorph, crystallinity and molecular interactions based on the scattering of monochromatic light upon interaction with the chemical bonds in a material.

Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, geology, mineralogy, carbon materials and semiconductors.
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
Model: Agilent 240FS

Able to trace qualitative and quantitative of metal ion in solution. Provided hollow cathode lamps are: Cr/Ni/Cu/Mn/Co/As/K/Zn/Fe

Diluted metal ion solution
Surface Area Analyzer and Porosimetry System
Model: Micromeritics ASAP 2020

Performs measurements of adsorption and desorption isotherms for characterization of surface area, pore volume and pore size of micro and mesoporous materials

Catalysts, ceramics, polymers, paints, electronics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and aerospace.
Temperature Programmed Desorption, Reduction and Oxidation (TPDRO)
Model: TPD/R/O 1110

TPDRO is designed to characterize the heterogeneous supported catalysts and also the reactive solids. Automated controlled by the computer with high accuracy detection make it ideal for basic research applications in catalyst characterization and quality control. This instrument is able to undergo such reaction as below:

Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer with Direct Insertion Probe and Pyrolysis Cell (GCMS-DIPPC)
Model: Agilent 7890A

Identification and quantification of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds by determination of their molecular weights.

Drug detection, fire investigation, environmental analysis, explosives investigation, analysis of biomass materials and identification of unknown samples
Liquid Chromatograph/ Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (LCMS)
Model: Jeol JMS-T100LP

Accurate measurement of atomic mass, chemical analysis and determining atomic composition of organic compounds.

Synthetic and natural organic compounds, biological samples, DNA and drug molecules.
Gas Chromatograph (SIMDIST)
Model: Clarus 580 Simdist

Simulated distillation (Simdist) is a chromatography technique which separates individual hydrocarbon components in the order of their boiling point, and is used to simulate the time-consuming laboratory-scale physical distillation procedure known as true boiling point (TBP) distillation. Methods available are ASTM D2887 and ASTM D7169

Crude Oil
Gas Chromatograph (NGA-SCD)
Model: Clarus 580 NGA & SCD

This GC has been customized to perform compositional analysis samples containing mixture gases typically found in natural gas and also saturated hydrocarbon below C6; (methane;C1 – pentane; C5) including sulfur existence.

Natural gas and pressurized liquid


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Last updated: 27 April 2021