Argonne’s High-Throughput Research Laboratory (HTRL) provides highly automated and parallel approaches to the development of new materials. The HTRL allows scientists to synthesize and screen large numbers of compounds, as well as optimizes reaction or process conditions much more rapidly than conventional approaches. This ultimately reduces the time and cost involved in materials development. Researchers working at the HTRL have wide expertise in catalysis, energy storage, fuel cell development and characterization, artificial photosynthesis, gas separation and storage, and nanoscale materials science. The HTRL maintains capabilities and equipment for:
- Non-air sensitive synthesis;
- Air-sensitive synthesis;
- Liquid batch reactor systems;
- Fixed bed reactor systems;
- Gas chromatography;
- Liquid chromatography;
- Dynamic light scattering analysis;
- X-ray diffraction;
- Cyclic voltammetry.
The high-throughput research laboratory is a capability within Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division and is available as a resource both within Argonne and to collaborators from outside organizations.