last updated 12/30/2012

Bomb reactor for solid state experiment

The bomb reactor is used for the synthesis of MoS2. All pieces are made from stainless steel. It is important that the ignition wire (NiChrome) is long enough to be in contact with the mixture in order to ignite it. A wire that is too long will cause short circuits and ultimately cause damage to the power supply (Variac). The reactor has to be closed completely before attempting to ignite the mixture. Sulfur compounds destroy the catalyst of the glove box!

Upon completion of the experiment, the reactor is cleaned thoroughly, particularly the threads. All parts are dried and returned separately to the TA.