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Experimental Facilities

Chemistry Laboratory

Fully equipped chemistry laboratory

Micro-Raman spectrometer (visible Raman  microspectroscopy)

Renishaw 1000

laser at 532 nm with optical microscope

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)


Equipped with cryostat. temperature range from -120 to 700 oC

Differential Thermal Analysis and Thermogravimetry (DTA/TGA)

Perkin-Elmer Pyris-Diamond

Temperature range from RT to 1500 oC

Surface area and Porosity analyzer

Sorptomatic 1990 Thermofinnigan

Measurements up to microporous

Mercury Porosimetry

Quantachrome PoreMaster 33

Pore sizes from ~1000 μm to 6.5 nm

FT-IR Spectrometer

Perkin-Elmer Spectrum GX

Transmission, absorption, diffuse and specular reflectivity measurements, equipped with  furnace for measurements from RT to 900 oC

FT-IR Spectrometer

GX Shimadzu 4000

Transmission, Absorption, Diffuse and Specular Reflectivity measurements

Spectrophotometer UV-Vis

Shimadzu 1200PC

measurements of solids (integration shpere) or liquids

Spectrophotometer UV-Vis

Shimadzu UV-1240 mini-spectrophotometer


Mechanical Test Systems

Shimadzu AGS-H

tensile, compression, bending, up to 5 KN

Gas chromatograph

Shimadzu GS-2014

CCVD apparatus (h.m.)

Digital mass flow-meters, temperature up to 1000 oC, different H/C and inert gases

Oprtical Microscopes

Equipped with digital cameras


Five (5) tubular & box high temperature furnaces

Thermawatt, Thermoline, Carbolite, Abertherm etc

Temperatures up to 1750 oC


Direct access through Laboratory Network UOI
  • Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • NMR spectrometers

  • Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM)

  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM/STM/MFM)