The “Molecules and Materials at Interfaces” laboratory – 2MILab, is an open facility based at the School of Engineering in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH, in the heart of Stockholm. Our associated staff are often internationally recognized authorities in their area of expertise within the broad field of surface, colloid and corrosion science. This fact is witnessed by the large number of their peer-reviewed publications. Research areas are diverse and exploit a wide range of measurements, modelling and theoretical methods providing state-of-the-art insights into the problem at hand. The laboratory collects the diverse instrumentation used in those studies. We have extensive experience of collaborations with companies, both large and small, and our staff are well versed in providing crucial contributions to industrial advances and solutions.
For students and research staff, a yearly membership fee provides access to all available instruments and techniques at 2MILab. Alternatively, internal users can pay an hourly fee that covers the running cost of the instrument.
Lab users can book instrument time with our intuitive cloud-based LIMS system.
If you don’t feel comfortable running the instrument yourself, we can provide assistance, or even run the measurements for you. Users from industry are very welcome and for an additional fee we contribute with data interpretation.
Surfaces and interfaces are ubiquitous, and you can find a few examples of economically vital application examples below. Welcome!
Conducting polymer composite coatings for corrosion protection
Nano FTIR microscopy- Chemistry at the nanoscale
Mechanical properties of protein nanofibrils
How microstructure of duplex stainless steel affects corrosion
Structuring of ionic liquids at charged surfaces
Atmospheric corrosion measurements in the field and the laboratory
Electroresponsive structuring at solid-liquid interfaces
Atomic absorption spectroscopy
KTH Research Infrastructures has allocated 3.5Mkr to allow 2MILab to acquire an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) for sustainability research. The funding matches that awarded by Olle Engkvist Foundation. XPS is used to distinguish elemental composition and bond-states at the surface … Read More
Mikael Östling, KTH’s Deputy President for Research has approved the promotion of 2MILab from interim to full research infrastructure, in the company of top facilities like Electrum Lab, Odqvist Laboratory, Parallel Data Center (PDC) and National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI). The … Read More
The private foundation Olle Engkvists Stiftelse has just announced that an application for funding an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) system for use in sustainability research has been approved to a value of 3.5Mkr. This amount covers a significant part of … Read More
The heritage-listed building that houses the Department of Chemistry at KTH was purpose-built in 1922 for education and research in chemical science. Parts of the building have been renovated since then, but a large scale renovation has not been undertaken, until now.… Read More
A new degasser was recently installed next to the 3Flex gas adsorption instrument. The main reason for upgrading the degasser was to optimize degassing of samples based on natural products (e.g. wood) and enabling micropore analysis on these materials.
Surfaces and interfaces have a crucial role in generation of electricity via several routes. Solar cells of different types consist of large surfaces containing a number of interfaces between components. Good contact between phases is vital to maintain efficiency, as … Read More
Pesticides and herbicides are applied to crops via complex formulations in the form of aerosols of single or multi phase liquids. The stability of the formulation both in its bulk form and as aerosol during application is related to interfacial … Read More
The use of e.g. metal and ceramic components such as joints, screws, teeth etc are examples of biomaterials. The interface between these materials and the body plays a crucial role in their successful integration. The way in which any of … Read More