EQUIPMENT OF MODULE 1

 SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NEW MATERIALS

Institute of Physical Chemistry Rostislaw Kaischew”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive  X-ray analysis (JEOL 6390 and INCA Oxford EDX)
  2. Laboratory of X-ray Diffraction Methods (powder X-ray diffractometers PANalytical Empyrean and Philips PW1050 with PW1830 generator)
  3. Computed Tomography (Bruker SkyScan 1272)
  4. X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of thin layer and multilayered structures (Fischerscope, Fischer)
  5. Profile Analysis Tensiometer for investigation of fluid interfaces (PAT-1, Sinterface)
  6. Equipment for complex electrochemical measurements (potentiostats/galvanostats from Metrohm/Autolab, Gamry and Ivium)
  7. Optical Dilatometer with High Temperature Microscope (Misura HD/HTM 1400, Expert System Solutions)

Institute of Еlectrochemistry and Еnergy Systems “Academician Evgeni Budevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Electrochemical work station with advanced testing set up (potentiostat/galvanostat ELPAN 21, Frequency Analyser ELPAN 20, Sygnal Generator ELPAN20)
  2. Equipment for Electrochemical noise measurements (own design)
  3. EasyTest Cell (own design and methodology), advanced electrochemical cells for aqueous, polymer, and solid state electrochemistry
  4. Infrastructure for precise control of test temperature and gas atmosphere

Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectrometer (JEOL JES – FA 100 )
  2. X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (ESCALАB MkII)
  3. Infrared spectroscopy (Nicolet6700 FTIR, ThermoElectronCorporation)
  4. Gas Chromatography with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometric Detector (GC/MS Agilent 7890A)
  5. Mössbauer Spectrometer (WissEl – Wissenschaftliche Elektronik GmbH)
  6. Catalytic equipment for complete oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and CO oxidation in hydrogen reach gases
  7. Catalytic equipment for methane reforming

Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Powder X-ray diffractometer (Bruker D8 Advance with LynxEye detector)
  2. Flame atomic absorption spectrometer (Flame-AAS , Thermo Elemental SOLAAR – M5 AA, Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  3. High Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope(HRTEM JEOL JEM 2100)
  4. UV-VIS spectrophotometer (Thermo Evolution 160)
  5. UV-spectrometer (Thermo Evolution 300 DR) equipped with a diffuse-reflectance device (Praying Mantis)
  6. Fourier-transform Infrared spectrometers (Thermo Nicolet 6700 with DTGS and MCT detectors and ThermoScientific Nicolet iS5 FTIR with DTGS)
  7. Thermal conductivity Instrument (C-Therm Technologies Ltd)
  8. Equipment for Thermal analysis (DTA/TGапарат -LABSYSТМ Evo –1600, Setaram, with mass-spectrometer Pfeiffervacuum)
  9. Hall measurement system (MMR Technologies Inc)
  10. BET Specific Surface determination (Quantachrome Nova 1200e analyser)
  11. X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (AXIS Supra, Kratos Analytical Ltd);
  12. Multifrequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectrometer (Bruker EMXplus);
  13. Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) (Prodigy 7 ICP-OES, Teledyne Leeman Labs )

Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies “Acad. Jordan Malinowski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Solid State Pulsed Laser Systems
  2. X-ray Analysis System (Philips 1710)
  3. Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM, JEOL JEM 2100)
  4. Spectroscopic Phase Modulated Ellipsometer (UNIVESEL 2, Horiba JobinYvon)
  5. Atomic force microscope (MFP-3D, Asylum Research, Oxford Instruments)
  6. 3D Optical profiler (Zeta-20, Zeta Instruments)
  7. Spectrofluorometer (FluoroLog3-22, Horiba JobinYvon)
  8. Dynamic Light Scattering, (DLS, Zetasizer Nano ZS, Malvern)
  9. Laser systems with continuous emission mode and holographic equipment

Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Bulgarian NMR Centre (NMR spectrometers Bruker Avance II+ 600, Bruker DRX 250 and complete corresp. equipment)
  2. High-performance Liquid Chromatograph (Agilent 1100)
  3. Apparatus for sterile microbeads and microcapsules (Encapsulator BUCHI B-395).
  4. Microwave reactor (Multiwave Pro) for extraction of medicinal and aromatic plants
  5. Digital Polarimeter (Jasco P-2000) for determination of specific rotation of optically active natural and synthetic compounds
  6. Apparatus for automatic determination of uronic acids and total neutral sugars (SKALAR).

Institute of Polymers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  1. Equipment for Thermal Analysis (DSC 8500, PerkinElmer) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA 4000, PerkinElmer)
  2. X-ray diffractometer (D8 Advance ECO, Bruker AXS)
  3. UVvis spectrophotometer (DU 800 (Beckman Coulter)
  4. Physicо-mechanical testing of polymer and composite materials (testing machines HZ-1005B and INSTRON 3344); universal modular rheometer (RheoStress 600, Thermo Haake); extrusion, compounding and granulation of polymer composites (MiniLab II, Haake, single screw compounder LDC-SJP-35)
  5. Gas chromatograph (Agilent 7890B)
  6. Molecular mass determination:
    • Analytical ultracentrifuge (ProteomeLab XL-I Beckman Coulter);
    • Ultra High Performance Liquid and Gel Permeation Chromatograph (Shimadzu Nexera XR); GPC line equipped with set of three detectors (Waters Alliance GPC, Wyatt T-rEX, Wyatt HELEOS II)
    • Automatic viscometer (Canon PolyVISC)
  7. Atomic Force Microscopy (BRUKER DIMENSION ICON with ScanAsyst® )
  8. Equipment for investigation of polymer solutions and colloid systems applying static/dynamic and electrophoretic light scattering (BI-200SM, 90Plus PALS, Brookhaven Instruments; Orange Analytics DNDC 19)
  9. Equipment for measurement of surface tension of liquids and dynamic contact angle (tensiometer K100, KRÜSS).

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

  1. Scanning Electron Microscope (JEOL 5510)
  2. Transmission Electron Microscope (JEOL JEM-2100)
  3. Atomic Force Microscopy (NanoScope V system, Bruker Ltd, and Caliber, Bruker Ltd)
  4. NMR Spectrometer (Bruker Avance III, 500 MHz)
  5. Atomic-Absorption Spectrometers (Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 400, Perkin Elmer Zeeman 3030 Varian AA240 and Pye Unicam SP1950)
  6. Gas chromatographs (HP 5890 и HP 6890), High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (KONIK HPLC 560 equipped with Diode Array Detector)

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Physics

  1. Micro-Raman spectrometer (LabRAM HR Visible, HORIBA Jobin Yvon) equipped with optical microscope (Olympus BX41);
  2. He-Ne laser (633 nm), Ar+ ion laser (515 nm, 488 nm и 458 nm);
  3. Optical cell LINKAM TH600 for measurements at different temperatures

University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Laboratory for Advanced Materials Research (LAMAR)

  1. Universal equipment for electrochemical analysis (potentiostat/galvanostat Autolab) with integrated impedance analysis
  2. Atomic Force Microscopy (Easy Scan 2, Nanosurf)
  3. Equipment for determination of the superficial hydrophobicity (Theta Lite Optical Contact Angle Meter, Dynatesting co.)
  4. Equipment for determination of adhesion between a coating and its substrate (Positest A-TA, DeFelsko)

Central Laboratory of Applied Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Plovdiv

  1. High-technological equipment for cathodic-arc deposition of nanostructured, multilayer and gradient superhard coatings and nanocomposites (Platit π80+)
  2. High-technological equipment for unbalanced magnetron sputtering of ecological nanosized monolayer and multilayer, gradient and composite coatings with low friction coefficient (UDP 850-4);
  3. Multifunctional equipment for characterization of the mechanical parameters of thin films, including nanocomposites, and bulk materials (Compact Platform CPX-MHT/NHT, CSM Instruments)