High-Temperature Chemical and Electrochemical Processing of Materials

photo of Professors Gopalan and Pal with graduate students in the lab

Professor Pal
Lab Link: http://people.bu.edu/upal/

The laboratory is completely equipped for studying most high-temperature chemical and electrochemical processes involving metals and ceramics.

It includes several high-temperature furnaces, residual gas analyzers, CO/CO2 analyzers, potentiostats, impedance analyzers, state-of-the-art thermogravimetric Cahn Balance, high precision power supplies capable of operating under constant current/voltage mode, viscometers, state-of-the-art data acquisition systems, powder processing facility, and fuel cell test stations.

The laboratory currently supports the following research programs: green electrochemical synthesis of high-energy content metals such as magnesium, titanium, calcium, and tantalum, novel materials processing for hydrogen storage, membrane technology for hydrogen production and separation, hybrid one-step processing of solid oxide fuel cells, and materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells.