We have two main labs in the chemistry building and the radiation lab in the Surface Science Western, where radioactive materials are examined and stored.
Our labs are equipped with four Solartron 1287, two Solartron 1284 potentiostats, one Solartron 1480 eight-channel multistat,  Pine WaveDriverRoom ChB 211 bipotentiostat, and three Solartron 1255 frequency response analyzers (FRA). These modern electrochemical interfaces enable a wide range electrochemical measurements such as voltammetry, potentiometry, chronocoulometry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The  rotating disk electrodes (RDE) or rotating ring-disk electrodes (RRDE) are used for controlled mass transport experiments. All of the experiments are performed in Faraday cages or in the one of two anaerobic chamber. The experimantal environment can be controlled by the gas proportioner, gas bubblers and circulating heating/cooling baths.
The photoelectrochemistry (PEC) system consists of 1 kW xenon arc source, monochromator, fiber optics,  signal detection and recovery, and Room ChB 212electrochemical interface. It allows electrochemical measurements under photo excitation (UV-VIS), and can be used to probe the properties and defect structures of semiconducting materials, such as certain oxides and sulphides - common corrosion films on metals.
We have the facility for investigation of electrochemistry and corrosion in aqueous solutions at temperatures up to 150°C. This high-temperature corrosion autoclaves that have been adapted for use as electrochemical cells for elevated temperature, heaters, and computer-controlled data acquisition system.
An Olympus IX70 inverted microscope, coupled with 8-48 mm zoom lens and Image-Pro Plus software form the backbone of an effective image analysis system for microstructural examinations and quantification of corrosion damage to electrode surfaces.
The hydrogen analyzerhydrogen analyzer can determine the absorbed hydrogen content of metals. Typically, electrochemically treated samples are heated above their melting point to drive of any absorbed hydrogen, which is then quantified using a thermal conductivityRoom at SSW detector in a stream of nitrogen carrier gas.
The labs are outfitted with a variety of ancillary equipments, such as the 12-inch polishing wheel with automatic polishing head, the Blue M programmable furnace which can be heated up to 1100°C, and the water purifier which supplies Type I water (>18 Mohms cm) for making solutions.
Our group is closely collaborating with the Surface Science Western and AECL Chalk River Laboratories where a number of surface analytical techniques, such as XPS, SIMS, Raman, SEM, EDX, and Neutron reflectometry, are available.