​The Research Support Laboratories at the Ilse Katz Institute (IKI) serve as a supporting center for innovation and excellence in research by providing the researchers with cutting edge technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure for materials characterization and analysis. The equipment is operated by professional operators and supervised by IKI faculty members. The center promotes cooperation with industry by offering low-tech and high-tech companies with R&D solutions and analytical services.


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Research Support Laboratories at IKI:


1.  Surface Analysis

    Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy-Auger electron spectroscopy (XPS/AES)

    Grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS)

    BET- Surface Area and Pore-Size Analysis

    ​Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)

    ​Ellipsometry and Brewster Angle Microscopy

    ​Contact Angle Measurement


2.  Spectroscopy

    Raman spectroscopy 

    Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)-absorption and photoluminescence

    FTIR polarization modulation measurements (for solid and liquid samples)

    FTIR imaging microscopy

    Electron spin resonance (ESR) 

    Fluorescence spectroscopy


3.  Electron Microscopy

    Analytical transmission electron microscopy (A-TEM)

    Cryo transmission electron microscopy (Cryo- TEM)

    Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) 

    Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) + EDS


4.  X-Ray Analysis

    Powder x-ray diffraction

    Thin-film x-ray diffraction

    High resolution x-ray diffraction (double crystal geometry)

    Small and mid-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)

    Wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF)


5.  Biophysical Characterization and Advanced Light Microscopy

    Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF)

    Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM)

    Spinning disc confocal microscopy

    Imaging ellipsometry and Brewster angle microscopy   


    Contact angle meter


6. Mass Spectrometry & Chromatography

    Orbitrap mass spectrometer

    MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer

    Gas/Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS, LC-MS)


7.  Light Scattering

    Dynamic light scattering (DLS)

    Static light scattering (SLS)

    Zeta potential measurements


8. Thermal Analysis              

    Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

    Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)

    Micro DSC

    Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)


9. Flow Cytometry              

    Image Stream (ISx)

    Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)