Florence Instruments

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The main tools available at the Florence office and the person in charge of managing them are listed below.


  • HPLC Shimadzu LC-8A (Pierluigi Barbaro)
  • HPLC ShimadzuCBM (Werner Oberhauser)
  • Shimadzu GC 2010 gas chromatograph (Werner Oberhauser)
  • Shimadzu GC2010 Plus gas chromatograph (Francesca Liguori)
  • Shimadzu 17A gas chromatograph (Francesca Liguori)
  • Shimadzu GC2010 gas chromatograph (Francesca Liguori)
  • METROHM 761 Compact Ion Chromatograph (LAEM-Lab)


  • Shimadzu QP5000 mass spectrometer (Werner Oberhauser)
  • Shimadzu QP2010S mass spectrometer (Werner Oberhauser)
  • Mass Analyzer Catlab QIC-20 Hiden QIC-20 (Andrea Rossin)


  • NMR spectrometer Bruker 400 Avance (Pierluigi Barbaro)
  • NMR spectrometer Bruker 300 Avance II (Pierluigi Barbaro)


  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum BXII infrared spectrophotometer (Andrea Marchionni)
  • ThermoScientific Nicolet 6700 infrared spectrophotometer (LAEM-Lab)
  • High-pressure cell for infrared spectrophotometer of own production (Werner Oberhauser)
  • SPECEC reflective module for Nicolet 6700 FTIR spectrometer (LAEM-Lab)
  • SHIMADZU UV-2600 UV-Vis spectrophotometer with temperature control module and integrating sphere (LEaF-Lab)
  • JASCO FP-8300 spectrofluorimeter with temperature control module and integrating sphere (LEaF-Lab)


  • X’PERT PRO Pananalytical with Cu tube and PIX cell detector (Andrea Ienco)


  • ICP Varian 720-ES (Pierluigi Barbaro)
  • Micromeritics® ASAP2020N analyzer for both the specific surface area and the distribution of the pore size in the 1.7-500 nm range. (Andrea Rossin)
  • TGA Quadrupole Seico Exstar TG / DTA Seico 6200 + GDS 301T (Giuliano Giambastiani)


  • Compact Fuel Cell Test System Scribner Associated 850C (Hamish Miller)
  • Glovebox Labmaster Mbraun 4404 (Giuliano Giambastiani)
  • Parker 9200 hydrogen generator (Pierluigi Barbaro)
  • Potentiostat Princeton Applied Research Parstat 2273 (Alessandro Lavacchi)
  • Arbin Instruments BT2000 4-Channel Potentiostat (LAEM-Lab)
  • Abet Technologies Sun2000 Solar Simulator (Alessandro Lavacchi)
  • Solvent dryers Mbraun Mb Sps (Werner Oberhauser)
  • Karl Fischer Coulometer Metrohm 831 (Werner Oberhauser)
  • SQUID Quantum Design QD SX500 magnetometer (Claudio Sangregorio)
  • Ball Milling RETSCH MM 400 (LAEM-Lab).
  • ICA Ultraturrax high-speed mechanical mixer and ultrasonic probe for the preparation of screen printing pastes (LEaF-Lab);
  • Semiautomatic screen printing machine AUREL mod. C-920 for the deposition of semiconductor thin films (LEaF-Lab);
  • Programmable heating plate for heat treatment of deposited films (LEaF-Lab);
  • Hot press for sealing photovoltaic cells (LEaF-Lab);
  • Class AAA ABET solar simulator mod. SUN 2000, illuminated surface 10 × 10 cm2, (LEaF-Lab);
  • Source-meter unit AGILENT Mod. B2901 A for the electrical and electrochemical characterization of photovoltaic devices (LEaF-Lab).
  • Numerous handmade autoclaves and Parr autoclaves (stainless steel, glass).
  • CEM Microwave oven 300W up to 300 ° C, atmosphere control: H2, N2, He, Ar, O2 (LAEM-Lab).
  • Various artisanal quartz ovens (up to 1000 ° C, controlled atmosphere: H2, N2, He, Ar, O2 (LAEM-Lab).
  • NABERTHERM muffle furnace from 30 to 3000 ° C (LAEM-Lab).
  • REMET LS 2 lapping device (LAEM-Lab).
  • METROHM PGSTAT101, 10 V max, 100 mA max, resolution 30 A (LAEM-Lab).
  • Rotating disc electrodes PARR 616 (LAEM-Lab).
  • Electrochemical cells for electrochemical experiments (CV, potentiodynamics, amperodynamics, etc.) (LAEM-Lab).
  • Fuel Cell Test Stations: Scribner Associates 850C (gas control: flow, pressure, humidification, temperature; potentiostatic and galvanostatic experiments; 50 V max, 10 A max); Scribner Associates 850E (Gas control: flow, pressure, humidification, temperature; potentiostatic and galvanostatic experiments; 50 V max, 20 A max) (LAEM-Lab).
  • Hydraulic hot press for membrane-electrode assembly manufacturers (MEA): GIBITRE instruments, up to 25000 Kg, maximum temperature 250 ° C, max surface 400 cm² (LAEM-Lab).
  • BRONKHORST HI-TECH flow meters for hydrogen and oxygen (from 0.3 mL / min up to 200 L / min) (LAEM-Lab).


  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) PSIA Psi-Xe-100 (Pierluigi Barbaro)
  • Atomic Force Microscope DSR XE-100 AFM / SFM / Scanning Probe Microscope (LAEM-Lab)
  • Nikon SMZ 1500 Optical Microscope (Werner Oberhauser)
  • EXEM – Quanta-200 FEI environmental scanning electron microscope with accessories such as energy dispersion spectrometry (EDS) and backscattered electron diffraction (EBSD) to allow the collection of chemical data, hot or cold phases to watch dynamic experiments (Ce.M.E.)
  • Cryo SEM-scanning electron microscope PHILIPS XL20 with cryo-stage cryo-GATAN ALTO 2100 (Ce.M.E.).
  • Cryo TEM – PHILIPS CM 12 transmission electron microscope – with STEM and CRYO UHRST 3500e GATAN cryo-support and EDAX microanalysis (Ce.M.E.)


  • Linux Cluster Intel, Amd, Pentium 4, Opteron (Giovanni La Penna)
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