The LABstar Glove Box Workstation is located at APE-HE beamline and it is dedicated to NFFA users.
The box works in a N2 6.0 atmosphere at a pressure of 1bar. An activated carbon filter maintains the atmosphere clean, making the glovebox perfectly suitable for storing and treating air sensitive samples. The levels of O2 and H2O are always below 0.5 ppm.
There are two antechambers for introducing samples and instruments inside the box. The small antechamber is 150x400 mm while the big antechamber is 390x900 mm.
A vacuum suitcase can be connected by a KF valve on the bottom part of the glovebox to insert and remove very sensitive samples. This vacuum suitcase with the sample ready to be measured can be connected to SPRINT end station or APE beamline.
Inside the box there is a HQ Graphene 2D transfer system dedicated to the fabrication of high quality 2D heterostructures. It contains an optical microscope with long working distance objectives (5x, 20x, 50x). The high resolution optical microscope is equipped with CCD camera, mechanical stage and a vacuum chuck, which can be heated up to 200°C.
|Number of gloves||3|
|Guaranteed condition||H2O <0.5ppm O2 <0.5ppm|
|Small antechamber diameter||Ø150mm|
|Main antechamber diameter||Ø 390mm|
Piero Torelli is responsible of APE-HE endstation and MBE Cluster within CNR-IOM. He obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Paris Sud (Paris XI) with a doctoral thesis on the magnetic properties of small systems. He worked as post-doc at the EU-STREP FOX Project at ESRF in Grenoble. His research activity is focused on the investigation of the magnetic properties of nanostructure and thin films. The class of material that I study comprises: metals, diluted magnetic semiconductors and oxides, multiferroics and new functional materials.
My research is focused on the investigation of heterogeneous catalysis by means of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. In particular my work is related with the development and the use of the in-situ reaction cell at APE-HE beamline for NEXAFS experiments. All the studies are supported by theoretical calculations with FDMNES, FEFF, CTM4XAS and VASP codes. The catalytic systems of interests are mainly porous materials with single active sites as: zeolites and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).