Material centre of Ústí nad Labem

Contracting research:

  • Plasma technology: preparation and characterization of thin metal nanostructures, nanolayers, their oxides, mixed oxides, on solid substrates.
  • Plasma treatement of powders in fluid bed reactor and plasma depositions on powder particles
  • Chemical technology: organic syntheses using microwaves
  • Supramolecular chemistry: preparation of supramolecular functional nanostructures and biosensores
  • Computer simulation and design of nanomaterials: molecular modeling and simulation for design, prediction of structures and properties of supramolecular and nanocomposite systems
  • Geography and socio-geography studies for variable institutes, administrations, public service, travel agencies, etc.

Analytical service:
Equipment for material characterization at Faculty of Science UJEP:

  • AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy), for study of surface morphology, roughness, study of biological objects in physiological solutions
  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • Fluorescent microscopy; surface plasma resonance; Electron and UV litography; spin coating
  • SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy) for surface chemistry characterization
  • XPS (X‑ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) for surface chemistry characterization (powders possible)
  • XRD (X‑ray Diffraction) for phase analysis,texture analysis,microstress and particle size analysis
  • Elektrokinetic analyzer for solid surface characterization; — study of surface properties
  • LCMS (Liquid Chromatography with Mass detection) – chemical analyses
  • FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) – chemical analyses
  • Zetasizer nano (particle size and distribution, zeta potential of colloidal systems)
  • Electroanalytical methods (galvanometry, cyclic voltametry, chronopotenciometry, ..)
  • Instruments for study of physico-chemical properties of compounds (refractometer; vibrating densimeters); thermosystem for phase transition temperatures in range RT-400°C; viscometers)
  • AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy) – chemical analyses
  • BET adsorption desorption isotherms (surface area and porosity)