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3 Flex MOFS & POPS

High Resolution, High-throughput Surface Characterization Analyzer

3Flex has become a crucial tool for extending the range of reliable data to advance the understanding of the porous textural character of organic framework candidates. 3Flex enables you to study the selectivity and the efficiency of uptake and release of gas or a condensed phase within an organic framework, as a function of its structural properties, metal nodes and organic compounds.

Extend and Increase your knowledge for design and synthesis of specified pore size, functionalized MOFs

3Flex permits you to optimize your ideal, experimental parameters to gain improved understanding of the void space, cage structure and channels of your metal or polymer organic frameworks. Class leading architecture, hard seal valves and connections coupled with the precise temperature control of the 3Flex, permits accurate data collection of adsorption/desorption isotherms at low pressure (10-9) for insight into binding affinities at low loading.

Increase analytical knowledge for
fine-tuning pore dimensions for gravimetric and volumetric capacity

Gain greater understanding of the characteristics, uptake and regeneration of MOFs and POPs. Users can  conveniently

model the textural properties of their materials with MicroActive Software and 3Flex data. Enhance data exchange with your team and transform data into actionable material understanding and improvement.

Gain valuable insight for probing adsorption site binding mechanisms

Compare saturation capacities and specificity to increase your understanding of structure and functionalization. Investigate the influence of pore structure, pore size and substrate/analyte interactions. 3Flex is the only available surface characterization system with the ability to analyze a sample with three separate probe gases simultaneously, one on each port, and within a single run.

Optimize your production methods to build process-strong organic framework adsorbents and catalysts

With 3Flex you gain valuable data to utilize in the the design, synthesis and to evaluate the stability of metal organic frameworks and porous organic polymers. Utilize the high throughput results ability of the 3-port mesopore and micropore analysis capabilities of the 3Flex to gain rapid understanding of restrictions or boundaries that may influence or impede your process optimization.

3Flex empowers you.

Gain greater understanding of functionalized organic frameworks
for specificity, capacity and regeneration challenges.

Investigate the influence of Hydrogen adsorption enthalpy.

3Flex has the ability to expediently switch from Physisorption to Chemisorption permitting investigation for enthalpy tied to ligand influence.

Determine the influencing relationship of surface area, pore volume and substrate/analyte interactions for uptake, capacity, and release evaluations.

3Flex is the only instrument capable of utilizing three gas probes of different types to be used simultaneously in a analysis run, one probe gas on each of the three independent analysis ports.

Evaluate optimal small pore size as a strategy to enhance hydrogen-framework interactions.

Superior gas management and temperature control permits accurate and precise micropore and ultra-micropore (< .7nm) measurements.

Confirm BBR (build block replacement) functional changes and their effects on performance.

MicroActive™ Data Software permits you to include or exclude data, graphically isolating the desired range of experimentally acquired Isotherm data points using interactive, movable calculation bars. MicroActive enables you to export or report your findings in mmol/g.

Micromeritics 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer is a fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-performance physisorption and chemisorption analyses with superior accuracy, resolution, and data reduction.

Available Models:

Flex Physisorption

The 3Flex is a high-performance instrument for mesopore and micropore analyses and delivers superior accuracy, resolution and data reduction. All analysis stations can be configured for micropore and are also available with krypton analysis for low surface area materials. A vapor sorption capability is also available.
A single 3Flex with its minimal footprint and three configurable analysis stations eliminates costly investment in multiple instruments and additional bench space. MORE

3Flex Chemisorption

Using the chemisorption option, researchers can obtain valuable information about the physical or chemical properties of catalysts, catalyst supports and a variety of other materials. This model can easily switch from chemisorption to physisorption in less than 3 minutes to provide advanced analyses on the active surface area of the sample material. MORE

3Flex TCD

The 3Flex TCD is our newest addition to the expanding capabilities of the 3Flex instrument family. Dynamic chemisorption analyses are available to the user with the addition of an integral thermal conductivity detector. This new feature allows the user to perform temperature programmed reduction (TPR), oxidation (TPO), desorption (TPD), and reduction reactions (TPRx). The 3Flex TCD also has an option for pulse chemisorption analyses which can be performed with manual injections or automatically with the optional injection loop. MORE


Cryostat I

A closed-cycle cryocooler based on the Gifford-McMahon (GM) refrigeration principle.

  • Probe the ultra-micro porosity of a MOF with an Argon ( 87K) gas probe.
  • Improve determination of the isosteric heat of adsorption through closely spaced temperature measurements and control.
  • Eliminates the need for liquid nitrogen and can cool and obtain temperatures below the 77K of liquid nitrogen.
  • Precise positioning to maintain accurate control temperature of sample tubes.

Cirrus 2 Mass Spectrometry

Cirrus 2 offers the versatility of state-of the-art Microvision 2 quadrupole mass spectrometry in a convenient bench-top configuration.

  • Monitors multiple gas species over a wide dynamic range of compositions at atmospheric pressure.
  • Direct Ethernet interface - fully network compatible.
  • Recipe driven Process Eye™ Professional software for automated operation and calibration.
  • Silica capillary inlet heated to 150° C.

HPVA High Pressure Volumetric Analyzer

The HPVA II Series of adsorption analyzers from Particulate Systems uses the static volumetric
method to obtain high-pressure adsorption and desorption isotherms utilizing gases such as hydrogen,
methane, and carbon dioxide.

Obtain full spectrum porosity information from the ultra micropore
to macropore when combined with 3Flex analysis data

AutoPore® V,
Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry

Gain a better understanding of adsorbent and catalytic
potential with full spectrum porosity analysis.

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