Resource & Capabilities

The Center of Hydrogen Innovations has cutting-edge research capabilities, covering a wide range of research fields that are critical to delivering Hydrogen Economy to Singapore and the world.

Surface Science
Electron Microscopy
Analytical Chemistry
Synthesis & Testing
Theoretical Chemistry

Surface Science

Q-plus Atomic Force Microscopy /Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy

The microscope can perform non-invasive sub-Å resolution imaging for structural characterization.

Atomic-scale spectroscopy can be used to study local electronic properties.

The microscope is equipped with in situ capabilities, such as heating, cooling and gas dosage control.

Near-Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (NAP-XPS)

Probing the surface reactions under the gas pressures up to 20 mbar

In-situ preparation of catalyst-support model systems

Various in situ capabilities – heating, cooling, biasing, gaseous environment

Electron Microscopy

Aberration-corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

Sub-Å resolution for low (e.g. 60kV) and high e-beam (e.g. 200kV) energies

Atomic scale chemical analysis via EELS and X-EDS

Various in situ capabilities – heating, cooling, biasing, gaseous environment

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Microscope

0.2-30kV electron optics

0.5-30kV ion optics (7 nm resolution at 30kV)

In situ sample lift-out system

Analytical Chemistry

Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS)

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Understanding Catalysts Under Working Conditions

In situ Raman

In situ XAS

In situ Mössbauer spectroscopy

Catalyst Synthesis and Evaluation

High-throughput Catalysts Synthesis, Testing and Integrated Characterizations

Laboratory-Scale Prototype Catalytic Membrane Reactor for H2 Production

This reactor can be used to perform catalytic membrane reaction tests and hydrogen separation with membrane.

Theoretical Chemistry

Computational modelling of materials at various scales

Surface chemistry

Catalyst design

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