Catalysis & High Pressure

Synchrotron Instrumentation

Low Temperatures


The ReactorSTM combines a scanning probe microscope with a flow-reactor, which allows us to “look” to a model catalyst surface at high pressures and elevated temperatures, during a catalytic reaction. Study the surface at nano-scale inside a flow reactor!

Atomic force microscopy at 100 bar

The HPHT-AFM is a contact mode atomic force microscope initially developed to mimic deep sea drilling environments. It allows us to measure (large) samples in a (salt) water solution under pressures ranging from 1 to 100 bar and temperatures up to 150 degrees Celcius. 

100 bar

150 °C



  • Synchrotron compatible
  • Flow Reactor (volume of 12 cm3)
  • HV – 2 bar
  • RT – 800 K
  • Various window options

SXRD Reactor












  • Synchrotron compatible
  • Flow Reactor (volume of 12 cm3)
  • UHV sample preparation
  • HV – 2 bar
  • RT – 800 K (1200 K)
  • Various window options
  • Online reaction product analysis

STM ++​

Starting from our experience in SPM and surface science, we have successfully developed customized systems with an integrated SPM. This allows in situ, or even operando SPM, eventually combined with other techniques. Examples are:

  • PLD + AFM
  • LT STM + user technology

Custom Projects

From research question to integrated measurement setup

1. Collaboration

2. Design

3. Assembly

4. Installation

5. AfterCare

CVD Reactor

Controlled material growth by chemical vapour deposition

Gas Handling systems

At LPM we have ample experience in the design and production of gas handling systems for our own and/or third party systems. 

Removing carbonyls from your gasflow by thermal decomposition.

100 bar

Optimal Conversion

T100 Gas Analyzer

The T100 is a bench-top real-time gas analysis system. The T100 systems is unique in its capability to handle extremely small process flows over a large range of inlet pressures. Our specially designed sampling valve with minimal internal volume lies at the heart of the T100 system and provides unmatched response time as well as time resolution. Incorporation of our sampling valve in your process flow provides single stage pressure reduction without the need for bypass flows.