The Lively Lab

> Asymmetric Hollow Fiber Spinning System

> Gas Regulator Bank

> HPVA-II, ASAP-2020, TGA Q500, VTI-SA+

> High-Pressure Gas Manifold


Experimental Capabilities within the Lively Lab

•    A state-of-the-art asymmetric hollow fiber spinning & testing facility.  Pure and mixed gas permeation module testing station with temperature capabilities of 25-120°C and feed pressure capabilities up to 1200 psi.   Ten modules can be tested in parallel.

•      Micromeritics HPVA II with high temperature furnace, coolant circulator, turbo pump and cryostat

•      TA Instruments water and organic vapor sorption analyzer (VTI-SA+)

•      Pfeiffer Omnistar Mass Spectrometer

•      Automated cyclic pressure swing adsorption unit 

•      A dense polymer film casting and drying station for pure or mixed matrix polymers.

•      Two gas permeation cells with pressure capabilities ranging up to 2000 psia and temperature capabilities ranging up to 60 °C.    Analysis of mixed gas feeds and permeates is possible through shared gas chromatographs.

•      Thermal gravimetric analysis with autosampler (TA Instruments)

•      Two Schlenk lines

•      Multi-component liquid permeation systems for reverse osmosis membranes   

•      Pyrolysis tube furnace  

•      Micromeritics ASAP 2020HD surface area analyzer

•      Micromeritics Autopore IV mercury porosimeter

•      BelSorb MAX surface area analyzer


The Lively Lab has access to the following equipment at Georgia Tech:

The Center for Nanostructure Characterization and Fabrication directed by Prof. Zhong Lin ‘ZL’ Wang offers access to the following equipment:

  • Focused Ion Beam (FEI Quanta, FEI Nova)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (JEOL 4000EX, JEOL 100 CX)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (LEO 1530 TFE, LEO 1550 TFE, Hitachi S800 FE)
  • Nanoindenter (XP by MTS)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (Digital Instruments AFM)
  • X-Ray Diffraction (PANalytical X’Pert PRO Alpha-1, PANalytical X’Pert PRO MPD, PANalytical X’Pert PRO MPD, ICDD PDF-2 database 2002, Hi-Score search-match software)

The Georgia Tech NMR Center directed by Dr. Leslie Gelbaum and Dr. Johannes Leisen offers access to the following equipment:

  • Multidimensional 1H NMR (Bruker Avance II 500)
  • Multinuclear NMR of Liquids, 1H/19F and 109Ag to 31P (Bruker Avance III 400)
  • Solid-state NMR, high resolution and wideline NMR of molecular structure, dynamics, and orinetation, Double-Resonance MAS, 15N-31P  (Bruker DSX 300)

The Georgia Tech Microscopy and Biophotonics Core directed by Andrew Shaw offers access to the following equipment:

  • Zeiss Elyra PS.1 Super-resolution microscope w/ attached 780 confocal scan head
  • Nikon E600 and Q-Imaging System