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The Guo Lab Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics



The Guo Labs are fully equipped with unique high-temperature calorimetry instruments, high-pressure apparatus, and a complete synthesis capability for material preparation.


High-Temperature Calorimeters:

Setaram AlexSYS-1000 Calvet-type calorimeter for solution and reaction calorimetry at 500 to 1000 °C








Setaram SetSYS-2400 calorimeter for heats of reaction, heat capacity measurement, thermogravimetry and thermal mechanical analysis from RT to 1500 °C (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and to 2400 °C (Differential Thermal Analysis)





High-Pressure Apparatus:




Diamond Anvil Cells (pressure: < 50 GPa)

Hydrothermal DAC (P-T: <10 GPa, <800 ˚C)


Mechanical Measurements Apparatus:

ACE RUS008 Resonant Ultrasound Spectrometer for determining elastic properties





Material Synthesis and Characterization:

High temperature Nabertherm tube furnace (1300 °C, inert gas condition)

High temperature Carbolite furnace (1200 °C)

Schlenk line integrated air sensitive synthesis systems (coming soon)




XPR Mettle Toledo microbalance (readability: 0.5 μg)

MT5 Mettle Toledo microbalance (readability: 1 μg)




Bruker Nano S2 Picofox XRF





ORTEC alpha spectrometers




Material Handling Apparatus:

Inert-gas glovebox and radiological glovebox


Leica M80 stereomicroscope and Zoom 2000 stereomicroscopes