EXTERNAL SERVICES

CFM offers external services based on the centre equipment and infrastructure to academic and industrial users. External services are open facilities carried out by CFM qualified researchers and technicians for researchers and technologists from different research fields and businesses. The CFM external services that can be commissioned are as follows:

DIELECTRIC SPECTROSCOPY LAB            

  • Characterization of dielectric properties of polymer and soft matter samples

SURFACE CHEMISTRY LAB

  • Materials surface characterization by means of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet Photoemission Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Tunnel microscopy, XPS/UPS/AFM/STM (either combined of separately)

MICROSCOPY LAB

  • Characterization of materials microstructure by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Characterization of polymer and soft matter samples by means of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

NANOPHOTONICS LAB

  • Time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) measurements

CHEMISTRY LAB

  • Characterization of physicochemical properties and stability of supramolecular chemical compounds

X-RAY LAB

  • Characterization of polymer and soft matter samples by means of Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) and Wide Angle X-Ray Diffractometer (WASX) techniques

 

THERMAL ANALYSIS LAB

  • Characterzation of polymer and soft matter samples by means of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetry (TG) techniques
  • Determination of Linear Thermal expansion coefficients of polymer and soft matter samples by means of dilatometry and Pressure Volume Temperature (PVT) analysis

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY LAB

  • Molecular characterization of polymer and soft matter samples by means of spectroscopy in the infrared (IR) and terahertz (THz) domains

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC) CENTRE

  • Technical support and consulting service for the design, implementation, installation and optimization of software for HPC applications
  • Technical support and scientific consulting service for modelling, computing and simulation in the domain of Materials Sciences (electronic structure techniques, classical and semiclassical models, molecular dynamics, Monte-Carlo, etc.)