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Nagoya Institute of Technology
Gokiso, Showa, Nagoya 466-8555, JAPAN
<Facilities and equipment>
Room #205:
(temperature and humidity controlled)
Spectroscopic ellipsometer (GES5-E, Semilab):

to measure optical constants of a substrate or thickness of molecular monolayers.

Scanning Probe Microscope (AFM5100N, Hitachi High-Technologies):

・ Morphology by AFM, DFM
・ Conductivity mapping and I-V measurement by CurrentAFM
・ Magnetization mapping by MFM
・ Atomic imaging by STM and AFM

with an active vibration isolator and sound-proof chamber
Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer (iS50R, Thermo Fisher Scientific):

to conduct vibrational spectroscopy in IR region
・ Time-resolved or kinetics measurements
Fourier Transform Infrared and Far-infrared spectrometer (Spectrum2000, PerkinElmer):

to measure vibrational information in IR and far-IR region
UV-vis-nearIR (V-670, JASCO):

Absorption and reflection measurements in UV-visible-near IR regions
Raman microscope w/ 532 nm, 633 nm, 785 nm excitation (home-built):

to conduct electrochemical SERS and ultralow frequency measurements
Room #201 and 202:  
Globebox with gas purifier (GBJF100 / GBJPWS3, Globebox Japan):

to prepare oxygen- and humidity-sensitive samples in Ar and dry atmosphere.
Electron-Bean and Thermal Evaporator system with globebox (SVC-700TMSG, Sanyu Electron) :

to fabrication thin films of oxygen- and humidity-sensitive materials
High-frequency induction heater with infrared thermometer (Easyheat, Alonics):

to conduct anealing of metal samples under Ar atmosphere
Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM) system (HQ-601, Hokuto Denko):

to measure small mass change on electrode surfaces
Kerl-Fischer titrator (CA-200, Mitsubishi Chemical Analytech):

to measure trace amounts of water in a liquid sample
Viscometer (SV-1H, A&D):

to measure viscosity of a liquid sample
Rotating Ring Disk Electrode (RRDE) system (AFMSRCE, Pine Research)

to investigate electrochemical reaction mechanisms. 
Photoelectrochemical measurement system (home-built):

to conduct photo-induced electron transfer measurements 
Spin coater (MS-A100, MIKASA):

to prepare thin films on a planar substrate
Centrifuge (CT 15RE, Hitachi):

to separate nano-particles from liquids
Polisher (AutoMet 250, Buehler):

to prepare mirror finished surfaces of various samples
Milli-Q water purifier (Elix 5UV / Gradient A10, Millipore):

supplies ultra-purified water
Hydrogen generator (RGH-200, Round Science):

supplies hydrogen gas, which is generated by water splitting and stored as metal hydrates
Nitrogen generator (AT10NP-CS, Air-Tech):

supplies nitrogen gas