Research equipment

At LTD, among others, the following research equipment is available.

NMR Spectroscopy

  • 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with autosampler and Prodigy cryo unit
  • 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with flow and micro mixer sample heads
  • 300 MHz Wide Bore NMR spectrometer with micro-imaging and diffusion probe heads
  • Facility for Overhauser Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP)
  • 42 MHz Benchtop NMR Spectrometer
  • EPR spectrometer


  • UV/VIS spectrometer
  • HPLC systems with autosampler (analytical and preparative)
  • Ion chromatograph
  • Gas chromatographs (GC), with WLD, FID and autosampler
  • Raman spectrometer
  • Drop shape analysis system (surface tension, wetting angle)
  • Temperature and pressure calibration
  • Titration stands
  • dn/dc measurement apparatus (light scattering static and dynamic)
  • Osmometers
  • Density and viscosity meters
  • Thermal conductivity meter

Lab Robotics

  • Automated Karl Fischer Titration
  • Modular pipetting robot for microtiter plates with UV/VIS/NIR analysis
  • Laboratory robot for weighing of liquid substances


  • Isothermal Microtitration Calorimeter (ITC)
  • Calvet calorimeter
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Phase equilibrium apparatus

  • Pure vapor pressure apparatus
  • Cottrell circulation apparatus (vapor-liquid equilibrium)
  • Thin film evaporator / rotating coil apparatus (vapor-liquid equilibrium)
  • Headspace gas chromatograph (gas solubility)
  • High pressure sight cells (gas solubility, analytical and synthetic)


  • Tapping tube reactor
  • Batch reactors
  • Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)
  • High pressure reactor

Laboratory and pilot plants

  • Pilot plant for the separation of carbon dioxide from flue gases (absorption / desorption)
  • Distillation column with process control system (pilot plant)
  • Batch distillation plant with process control system
  • Laminar jet chamber
  • Benchplant cold plasma

General laboratory equipment

  • Glovebox with controlled inert gas atmosphere and pressure regulation
  • Centrifuges
  • Pure / ultrapure water plant
  • Laboratory rinsing machine
  • Micro-precision, analytical and industrial scales
  • Temperature control cabinets


  • Basic equipment for metalworking and assembly

IT equipment


  • Powerful Linux computing servers
  • Numerous computer workstations for employees and students
  • Access to high performance computers
    • HLRS - Stuttgart
    • LRZ - University of Munich (SuperMUC)
    • RHRK - University of Kaiserslautern (ELWE)


  • Aspen (process simulation)
  • Chemasim (process simulation)
  • gamessUS (quantum chemistry)
  • gProms (mathematics)
  • Gromacs (molecular dynamics)
  • Matlab (mathematics)
  • ls1 mardyn (in-house development: molecular dynamics simulation of large systems)
  • MedeA (molecular simulation and quantum mechanics)
  • MegaMol (visualization)
  • ms2 (in-house development: molecular simulation of thermodynamic material data)