​​Research Support Laboratories​​The  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

BET- Surface Area and Pore-Size Analysis

Grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS)

Imaging Ellipsometry and Brewster Angle Microscopy

Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry

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


2.  Spectroscopy

Electron spin resonance (ESR)

Fluorescence spectroscopy (Fluorolog, ELISA)

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)-absorption and photoluminescence

FTIR polarization modulation measurements (for solid and liquid samples)

FTIR imaging microscopy

Raman spectroscopy

Spectrophotometry (RefSpec, UV-VIS, Cary 5000)

3.  Electron Microscopy

Analytical transmission electron microscopy (A-TEM)

Cryo transmission electron microscopy (Cryo- TEM)

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) + EDS

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Focused Ion Beam Tool (Dual Beam FIB)


4.  Scattering

Dynamic light scattering (DLS)

Static light scattering (SLS)

Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA)


High resolution x-ray diffraction (double crystal geometry)

Powder x-ray diffraction

Thin-film x-ray diffraction

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

Wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF)

Zeta potential measurements


5.  Elemental Analysis and Mass Spectrometry

Elemental Analyzer (C, H, N, O, S)

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer

Orbitrap mass spectrometer

Q-Exactive mass spectrometer

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


6. Chromatography and Sample Preparation

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Ion Chromatography (IC)


7.  Thermo-Dynamic Analysis

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)

Micro DSC



Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)


8. Flow Cytometry and Cellular Imaging

Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)

Image Stream (ISx)

Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM)

Laser Scanning Microscopy with Super-Resolution (Zeiss LSM880)

Spinning Disc Confocal Microscopy

Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRF)