The laboratory is equipped with several laser spectroscopic systems for the development of advanced optical/spectroscopic techniques for chemical and morphological characterization of nanoparticles. In particular aerosols and micro-pollutants at the exhaust of combustion systems and in the environment are investigated.
New energy devices (catalytic or not) for micro-generation are also currently under development.
- Cw laser (medium and high power);
- Pulsed laser ( IR, UV, VIS);
- Calibrated lamps;
- Detectors: monochromators coupled with photomultipliers, CCD (intensified or not), spectrographic system coupled with ICCD, ), spectrographic system coupled with intensified diode array;
- FT-IR spectrometer (Nicolet 6700), equipped with ATR (for the analysis of powders and solutions) and heated variable path cell (for gas analysis);
- Pneumatic system for rapid insertion sampling of nanoparticles;
- Home-made Laser-Induced Incandescence instrument for the detection of carbonaceous nanoparticles ate the exhaust of combustion systems and in the environment;
- Home-made carbonaceous nanoparticles generator (for calibration purpose).