Equipment MaMeCH

Optical and digital microscopy

Leica M250C stereomicroscope, integrated with a Leica DFC290 digital camera for image capture

Leica DMRE optical microscope in VIS-light, integrated with a Leica DFC290 digital camera for image capture

Dino-Lite Premiere AM7013MT portable digital microscope, 30x – 200x variable magnification, 5M pixels resolution, CMOS Colour sensor, white LED lights

Electronic microscopy

Environmental scanning electron microscope Zeiss EVO 50 EP (extended pressure), equipped with a Oxford INCA 200 – Pentafet LZ4 spectrometer

Transmission Electron Microscope – TEM, Philips CM200-FEG


Thermo Nicolet 6700 FTIR spectrometer with a DTGS detector in the spectral range 4000-400 cm-1, coupled with a Thermo Nicolet Continμm FTIR microscope with a MCT detector in the spectral range 4000-600 cm-1; NIR integrating sphere for measurement in the spectral range 10000-4000 cm-1. Accessory: micro-ATR with Ge crystal; diamond compression cell

Konica Minolta CM600D spectrophotometer, with pulsed xenon lamp (with UV cut filter), SCI/SCE measurement mode, 400-700 nm wavelength range

X-ray diffraction

Philips PW1830 X-ray diffractometer using Cu Kα radiation (λ = 1,54058 Ǻ), PW3020 generator and Bragg-Brentano geometry

Electrochemical equipment

Potentiostat/Galvanostat, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), pH-meters, thermostatic-criostatic units

KEITHLEY 3706, 40-channels multimeter

Surface roughness measurements

Hommelwerke T2000 profilometer-rugosimeter for measuremeter of micrometric surfaces roughness

Test in controlled environment

Climatic chamber for controlled T and RH environment. Peltier system coupled to a Microclimate Control System MCG series, RH range 5-65%, internal volume 500x450x700 mm

Claind, N2 Micro Vac nitrogen generator, 97.5% Nitrogen purity with max flux 4 NL/min


Drilling Resistance Measurement System (DRMS) by SINT Technology, equipped with a calibrated 100 N load cell, diamond drill bits dia = 3 and 5 mm. Tuneable rotation speed and penetration rate