Laboratory for Plasma NanosynthesisPrinceton Plasma Physics Laboratory
LPN-PPPL is equipped with advanced laser diagnostics for in-situ characterization of plasma and monitoring of nanoparticle growth and transport in plasmas, including Laser-induced Fluorescence (LIF), Laser-induced Incandescence (LII) and Coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin Scattering (CRBS).
CRBS diagnostic is unique for detecting of nanoparticles of less than nm scale and up to ~ 10's nm in gas phase synthesis environments. LII is applicable for detecting of nanoparticles of larger than 10's nm in gas phase synthesis environments.
For ex-situ evaluation of plasma synthesized nanomaterials, LPN-PPPL scientists use Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and BET measurements for surface area determination in the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and other surface analytical techniques in Koel’s labs at PPPL and at Princeton University (Koel's lab at Princeton University).
We are constructing a new lab (1,500 square feet).
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