Infrastructure

NCSR Demokritos

The infrastructure of the scientific team in NCSR Demokritos includes:

  • GLOVEBOX Braun Labmaster for labor under controlled conditions

  • Ultrasonication device (Hielscher UIP1000hd)

  • CV electrochemical resistance spectrometer

  • UV-Vis spectrometer (UV-2100 Shimadzu)

  • Atomic Force Microscopy equipment (AFM)

  • ICP-AES Perkin Elmer OPTIMA 3000

  • Tube, muffle and microwave furnaces

  • Structural characterization lab equipped with: InVia Reflex Micro RAMAN spectrometer (Renishaw), Scanning Electron Microscope (Philips 515 SEM, EDX & EBIC), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy BRUKER Equinox 55/S, PL Spectrometer with He-Cd Laser at 325 nm with iHR350 Spectrograph & CCD detector.

 

There is also access to:

  • X-ray Diffractometer (XRD - SIEMENS D500)

  • Transmission Electron Microscope (Philips CM20 with EDX)

  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (BRUKER - EPR)

  • Nitrogen Adsorption - Desorption Porosimetry & Surface Area Analysis (BET)

  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) equipment.

  • Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

NanoPhos S.A.

The laboratory of Research and Development/Quality Control is equipped with TQC Pendulum Hardness Tester, used in hardness testing, TQC Impact Tester for testing the resistance during impact, TQC Portable Precision Gloss Meter used in lab conditions and in production line, TQC Abrasion Scrub/Washability Tester for testing the coating’s wear, TQC Bend Test Conical Mandrel «Pro» for the determination of the coating’s elasticity and resilience, TQC Automatic Film Applicator for the application of coatings on testing panels. There is a Salt Spraying Chamber Tester, CW Specialist Equipment for the determination of the erosion of the materials, as well as Accelerated Weathering Test. Furthermore, there is a Surftest-Surface Roughness Measuring Tester, MITUTOYO for the evaluation of surface roughness. The equipment of NanoPhos S.A. laboratory is conformable with the CE European Standards.

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