Technische Chemie / ECEMS-Gruppe

Center for Nanomaterial Analysis

The center provides characterization methods and devices as well as the necessary expertise for the accelerated development of nanotechnological products by Berlin SMEs. Analytical measurements and scientific and technical advice are provided on request.


The following analysis methods are available:

  • X-ray diffractometry (XRD measurements) for crystallographic investigations (Bragg-Brentano, parallel beam with a high-temperature chamber for in-situ investigations)
  • Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) for investigating 3-dimensional structures, particles and assemblies in the range of 1 to 100 nm
  • High-resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with EDX
  • BET measurements to determine the size of surfaces, e.g. porous solids, by physisorption of N2 or Kr, determination of micropores and pore size distributions
  • ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma) measurements for elemental analysis
  • HPLC-MS for liquid product analysis and GC for gas phase analysis
  • Electrochemical headspace analysis using MS and in-situ DEMS (Differentially Pumped Mass Spectrometer)
  • Electrochemical in-situ investigations using FTIR (ATR and external reflection (IRRAS))
  • Microwave digester, high temperature semi-continuous reactor, flow tube furnaces
  • MEA fuel cell test station
  • Rotating ring-disk electrodes for electrochemical characterizations using cyclic voltammetry, chronopotentiometry, amperometry, impedance measurements, .....

Funded by the European Union to promote innovation and the knowledge-based economy (EFRE 20072013 2/19). 

Please send inquiries with a brief description of the problem to the following e-mail address:

Measuring devices

D8 Advance Diffractometer Bruker AXS

X-ray diffractometer for the crystallographic investigation of nanoparticles

BET measuring device for determining the size of surfaces using adsorption

Membrane Electrode Assembly Fuel Cell Testing

Electrochemical Rotating Disk Electrode

CEM Focused Microwave Digestion System Discover SPD

Static flow gas furnace and rotation furnace - 4 gases

Gradient High-Performance Liquid Chromatography HPLC - MS

Nanostar U-system for small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)

ICP-System Spectrometer

Electrochemical cell for characterizing catalysts for electrochemical applications

Nanostar - Diffractometer Bruker AXS

Heterogeneous Gas-Solid Reactor

Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) with Mass Spectrometry