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Laboratory equipment Wr. Neustadt

 

Glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy, GD Profiler 2

In glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy HF (GDOES-HF), argon atoms are ionised in a hollow anode via high frequencies and accelerated in the direction of the sample (cathode). This results in a continuous stream of atoms impacting with and stimulating the sample surface. Upon the transition back to the base state, light characteristic of each element is emitted and measured. A depth profile analysis is made possible through the continuous removal of material.

Area of application:

  • Characterisation of surfaces (quantitative depth profile analysis)
  • Determination of material composition (bulk analysis)
  • Available elements: Ag, Al, Au, B, Ba, Bi, C, Ca, Cl, Co, Cr, Cu, F, Fe, H, In, Ir, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, N, Na, Nb, Ni, O, P, Pb, Pd, Pt, S, Sb, Si, Sn, Ta, Ti, V, W, Zn, Zr;

Specifications:

  • Quantification with certified standards
  • Simultaneous analysis of 41 (+1)* elements
  • *Monochromator for the analysis of an additional element
  • Bulk analysis (ppm range)
  • HF stimulation of conductive and non-conductive samples
  • HDD – High dynamic range detector

Depth profile analysis:

  • Sputter rate correction
  • Depth resolution approx. 10%
  • Depth range: (10) 50 nm – 190 µm

Sample requirements:

  • Analysis area: 2 or 4 mm diameter
  • Sample diameter: > 15 mm
  • Sample chamber for smaller samples > 2 mm
  • Sample thickness: up to 40 mm
  • Level surface
  • Low roughness
  • “Dense” sample

Applications:

  • Inspection of surface coatings
  • Inspection of surface treatments
    Pickling, nitriding, phosphating, etc.
  • Investigation of diffusion zones
  • Corrosion investigations - inspection of corrosion protection measures
  • Quality control

 

Contact person: Palczynski Gregor
Manufacturer:Horiba JobinYvon
Year of manufacture:2007

Device categories:
Optical
Materials
Surfaces
Destructive
Stationary
Metal
Ceramics
Analysis

 

 

 

Scanning force microscope, Explorer

With a scanning force microscope, a three-dimensional digital image of a sample surface can be generated. A needle fastened to a cantilever arm probes the sample surface, and a three-dimensional image of the surface is produced by measuring the deflection using a laser beam and a segmented photodiode. In an ideal case, the resolution can be as low as a few Å, in other words at the magnitude of large atoms. This measurement is also suitable for non-electrically conductive substances and for investigations in liquids.


Area of application

-    Three-dimensional representations of surfaces
-    Roughness analysis
-    Quantitative determination of the surface structure
-    AFM scan of a TiB2 layer

 

Specifications

-    Non-destructive measurement of soft surfaces
-    Profile analysis
-    In situ observation of processes such as crystallisation and layer growth
-    On-site measurements of samples of large area

 

Additional equipment

-    Measurement head for measurements in liquids

 

Specifications

  • “Contact” measurement mode: The repelling van der Waals forces are measured
  • “Non contact” measurement mode: The attracting van der Waals forces are measured
  • Max. measurement range 100 x 100 µm
  • Max. height difference 10 µm
  • The device has a measurement head with which a sample covered in a liquid film can be investigated, making in situ observation of layer growth possible.
  • The measurement device can be placed directly onto large samples.

 

Sample requirements

  • Solid
  • Flat, if possible
  • Large area samples possible
  • Maximum rise in measured section 10 µm

 

Contact person: Marcus Carmen Ioana
Manufacturer: ATOS

Device categories:
Mechanical
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Non-destructive
Stationary
Trained personnel only

 

 

 

X-ray diffractometry, X'Pert

X-ray diffractometry is a non-destructive measurement method based on the diffraction of X-rays in crystal lattices. Factors such as the crystal structures of the substances present, the crystallinity, crystallite size, crystallographic texture, internal stresses and purity influence the measurement result obtained. Just as diverse as the influencing factors are the measurement methods for determining them. CEST therefore has four different measurement set-ups that are optimised for special applications - in particular for the investigation of thin layers (GIXD).

 

Area of application

  • Phase analysis – qualitative and quantitative, of both solid and powdered samples
  • Chemical composition of various layer depths (adjustable angle of incidence = varying information depth [depending on the atomic number])
  • Surface analyses
  • Internal stress measurements
  • Texture measurements
  • Grain size measurements
  • Crystallinity measurements of polymers
 

Pole figure of a fibre texture in an electrochemically deposited Zn alloy

 

Specifications

  • Eulerian cradle for determination of crystallographic texture as well as for internal stress measurements
  • ω-goniometer for powder imaging according to Bragg-Brentano and for measurements with glancing incidence
  • Image plate Guinier camera in Seeman-Bohlin geometry for the measurement of thin layers and for “quasi” in situ observation of electrode processes
  • Huber θ-θ multipurpose diffractometer with rapid image plate detection (STOE) and PSD system (STOE)

 

Additional equipment                

Additional equipment: Attachment for reflection measurements

 

Applications

  • In situ measurements (during electrochemical treatment)
  • Quality control
  • Process development
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Texture measurements
  • Internal stress measurements
  • Qualitative phase analyses
  • Quantitative phase analyses

Sample requirements

  • Solid or powdered
  • Solid samples should be as flat as possible and not very rough
  • Size up to 30 x 30 cm
  • Height up to 20 cm
 

Diffractograms of electrochemically deposited alloys - after thermal treatment at various temperatures

 

Contact person: Gavrilovic-Wohlmuther Aleksandra
Manufacturer: Philips/Stoe/Huber

Device categories:
Non-destructive
Stationary
• Metal
• Trained personnel only
• Analysis

 

 

 

Field emission scanning electron microscope, SIGMA HD VP

With scanning electron microscopy, electron beams are used to generate the images instead of light. A significantly higher resolving power is achieved in this way. Electrons emitted from an electron source are bundled into a fine beam. This beam moves across the sample’s surface in a precisely defined pattern. The electrons emitted from the sample’s surface due to the interaction with the primary beam are captured by detectors and converted into an image. The depiction of the secondary electrons (SE) allows the topography of the sample surface to be represented; the depiction with backscatter electrons (BSE) supplies additional information about the various composition of the sample surface (in BSE mode: bright areas – heavier elements, dark areas – lighter elements).

 

The element determination of selected areas of the sample is possible with an energy-dispersive EDX system TEAM OCTANE PLUS version 4.3 from EDAX by means of area or point analysis. This method permits the qualitative and standardless quantitative analysis of elements, but not the determination of chemical compounds.

 

With EBSD (electron backscattered diffraction), the sample surface is scanned with a focused electron beam. The backscattered electrons and the electrons deflected at the lattice plane of the sample encounter a fluorescent screen and produce a pattern of Kikuchi lines, which is captured with a CCD camera. The crystal orientation is determined on this basis with the help of OIM software. The backscatter signal originates from a depth of a few nanometres, meaning that the crystal orientation near to the surface is always determined. The result is crystal orientations at every point on the sample surface with a spatial resolution of approx. 50-100 nm, which can be displayed in the form of maps. Multiple phases can be detected in this way. Typical applications for this technology include determination of the phase, orientation, crystallite size and texture. 

 

Area of application                            

  • Surface topography and surface structure
  • Surface roughness
  • Various element composition
  • Characterisation of break surfaces
  • Particle size determination of powders
  • Microstructure investigations
  • Grain size distribution
  • Phase analysis
  • Precipitation identification
  • Layer thickness determination, layer structure analysis
  • Element analysis (EDX)
    - Element determination at the surface (from boron onwards)
    - (Semi)quantitative analysis
    - Element distribution along the line (line scan) or of areas (mapping)
  • EBSD (Electron Back Scattered Diffraction)
    - Phasen- und Kornbestimmung (Auflösung  ca. 100nm)
    - Texturmesssung an sehr dünnen Schichten

 

 

Specifications

  • Acceleration voltage: 0.02 – 30 kV
  • Resolution: Point-to-point resolution approx. 1 nm; thanks to FEG, also excellent resolution with low acceleration voltages
  • Variable gas pressure in the sample chamber: 0.02 - 1.3 mbar
  •  (Semi)-quantitative element analysis (EDX) for elements with atomic numbers ≥ boron (EDAX-TEAM OCTANE PLUS version 4.3 system)
  • Characterisation in the sub-micrometre range through use of a transmission detector (STEM scanning transmission EM)

 

Sample requirements

  • Sample size: max. 10 x 10 cm
  • Maximum sample height (for element analysis): 2 cm
  • Sample state: Solid or powdered

Possible samples:

  • Conductive surfaces: e.g. metals
  • Non-conductive surfaces: e.g. plastics, ceramics, paper,...

 

 

Contact person: Wosik Jaroslaw
Manufacture: ZEISS
Year of manufacture: 2015

Device categories:
Materialien
Oberflächen
Zerstörungsfrei
Ortsfest
Metall
Keramik
Kunststoff
Holz
Nur geschultes Personal
Analytik

 

 

 

Focused ion beam, Quanta 200 3D

Similar to a system with a focused electron beam (scanning or transmission electron microscope), an ion beam impacting a sample surface interacts with it to generate signals that can be captured with suitable detectors. In contrast to “light” electrons, which hardly change the sample surface, “heavy” ions result in the removal of material and can therefore also be used as micro or nano processing tools in addition to their imaging function. 

The Quanta 200 3D device has combined electron and ion sources (dual beam), which can be operated independently of each other, thereby combining the advantages of both beam sources.

 

Areas of application (REM and FIB)

  • Layer thickness determination, layer structure analysis
  • In situ cross-section preparation in the device, including of very thin (in the range of several nm) layers on the surface

Longitudinal section and cross-section through a steel sheet

  • Crystal size determination (channelling effect)
  • Surface topography and surface structure analysis (excellent topography contrast with the use of ions)
  • Surface roughness
  • Various element composition
  • Characterisation of break surfaces
  • Particle size determination of powders
  • Microstructuring of surfaces by cutting or targeted deposition of Pt
  • Microstructure investigations
  • Grain size distribution
  • Phase analysis
  • Precipitation identification
  • Element analysis (EDX)

Microstructuring of a surface in the sub-µm range


Specifications

  • Acceleration voltage:
    - 0,2 - 30 kV (electrons)
    - 5 - 30 kV (ions)
  • Resolution (point-to-point resolution)
    - 3.5 nm at 30 kV (electrons)
    - 10 nm at 30 kV and 10 pA (ions)
  • Deposition of Pt in the device
  • 5-axis motorised sample platform
     - Tilting -10 to 60°
     - Travel distance
  • x=50 mm
  • y=50 mm
  • z=25 mm
  • Maximum gas pressure in the sample chamber: 27 mbar
  • Variable gas composition in the sample chamber
  • (Semi)-quantitative element analysis (EDX) for elements with atomic numbers ≥ boron (EDAX Phoenix system)

 

Sample requirements (FIB)

  • Sample size: max. 2 x 2 cm
  • Maximum sample height (for element analysis): 2 cm
  • Sample state: Solid, powdered


Possible samples:

  • Conductive surfaces: e.g. metals
  • Non-conductive surfaces: e.g. plastics, ceramics, paper,...

 

Contact person: Wosik Jaroslaw
Manufacturer: FEI

Device categories:
Materials
Surfaces
Stationary
Metal
Ceramics
Plastic
Wood
Fibre composite materials
Trained personnel only
Analysis

 

 

 

Electroplating system

An electroplating system was developed and built in order to offer our project partners and industry customers implementation of the laboratory-scale results in a production set-up.
Through the combination of integrated measurement value capture and the option of fully automated operation with the characterisation possibilities available at the competence centre (ESEM, AFM, LM, X-ray diffraction, GDS and FTIR), optimal conditions exist for determining the correlation between deposition parameters and layer properties.

 

Area of application

  • Automation of processes
  • Electroplating as well as current-free deposition possible
  • 12 independently controllable baths
  • Substrate pre-treatment
  • Coating of substrates
    -  Direct current methods
    -  Pulse and reverse pulse methods
    -  Electroless deposition
 

Coated substrates

Substrate pre-treatment

 

Applications

  • Hardening of surfaces via chrome-plating or nickel-plating
  • Decorative layers with gold or copper alloys
  • Corrosion protection via galvanisation, phosphating and anodising
  • Smoothing of surfaces via electrochemical polishing and deburring
  • Application of micro and nanostructures (e.g. circuit boards)

 

Specifications

  • 12 PP baths, 24 l (300 x 200 x 400 mm)
  • 6 baths heatable
  • Measurement value capture (with Labview)
  • Manual or automatic operation

 

Additional equipment

  • Ultrasound bath
  • Filter pumps (PVDF, PP)
  • Direct current generator
  • Pulse rectifier

 

Sample requirements

  • Max. length:    250 mm
  • Max. width:    200 mm
  • Max. thickness       75 mm

 

 

Contact person: Godja Norica
Year of manufacture: 2000
 
Device categories:
• Chemical
• Surfaces
• Processing
• Development / production
• Stationary
• Subtractive machining
• Additive machining
• Liquid
 
 

 

Infrared spectroscopy, Equinox 55

In the infrared spectral range, the absorption of radiation is associated with the stimulation of molecular vibrations. The absorption bands arising in the IR spectra can be associated with the vibrations of specific valences of molecules or molecule groups. The identification of these bands is possible with the help of existing comprehensive databases of IR spectra and model calculations.

 

Area of application

  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses of liquids, gels and solids with the help of a “Golden Gate” ATR with diamond reflection element.
  • Emission spectroscopy for the analysis of solids in a vacuum, air or inert gas
  • In situ measurements of various molten salts and ionic liquids in inert atmospheres at temperatures of 20-850 °C
  • Transmission spectroscopy for the analysis of liquids and liquid films

 

Specifications

  • FTIR spectrometer Equinox 55 (Bruker) with two external parallel outputs and one input for emission measurements;
  • Spectral resolution 0.5 cm-1
  • “Golden Gate” ATR unit with diamond reflection element and KRS5 lenses (permissible measurement range to 370 cm-1)
  • MIR source (water-cooled) for higher energy throughput in the measurement range 7,500-100 cm-1
  • Beam splitter for measurement ranges of 12,000 cm-1 to 10 cm-1
  • Rapid scan modus: 60 scans/sec (with a resolution of 8 cm-1)
  • Step scan modus: Time resolution in the µs to ns range for reversible processes
  • Sensitive (DTGS, MCT, DLATGS) detection system for the wave range from 12,000 cm-1 to 10 cm-1

 

Applications

  • In situ infrared measurements (up to 1200 °C)
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Paints
  • Salt residues from pickling
  • Monomer granulates
  • Solvents (general liquid organic substances)
  • Electroplating baths (for organic additives)
  • Ionic liquids
  • External and internal reflection spectroscopy
  • Emission spectroscopy

 

Sample requirements

Requirements for solid samples:

  • Maximum size 8 x 8 cm
  • Minimum size 0.1 x 0.1 cm
  • Maximum height 0.2 cm
  • Smooth or soft surface
  • No large curvature

Requirements for liquid samples:

  • Not too corrosive
  • No high vapour pressures

 

Contact person: Schindel Andreas
Manufacturer: Bruker

Device categories:
• Materials
• Surfaces
• Stationary
• Plastic
• Liquid
• Trained personnel only
• Analysis

 

 

 

Drop profile analysis system, G10/DSA10-Mk2

CONTACT ANGLE MEASUREMENT


The drop profile analysis system G10/DSA10 serves for determination of the surface tension of liquids based on the pendant drop method as well as for measurement of the contact angle and for calculation of the surface energy of solids according to the sessile drop method.

 

Area of application

  • Dynamic as well as static determination of the contact angle and surface energy of solids
  • Measurement of the surface tension and interfacial tension of liquids
  • Automatic detection of the sample surface
  • Measurement of unusual sample geometries
  • Very high measurement speed possible
  • Recording of video sequences
 

Surface tension 66,56 mN/m                    Contact angle 50 °
(pendant drop method)                               (sessile drop method)

 

Applications

  • Investigation of the effectiveness of surface treatments
  • Testing the surface purity
  • Optimisation of various coatings
  • Characterisation of paints on wood, plastics and metals
  • Optimisation of surfaces for the adhesion of various materials

 

Additional equipment

  • Temperature chamber TC3010/3410 to 120°C
  • Top drop analyser TDA10 (for mobile measurements) 

 

Specifications

  • Large, easily accessible sample platform
  • Integrated dosing system
  • High-quality zoom lens
  • Integrated video system
  • Measurement of contact angle, surface tension and surface energy

 

Contact person: Godja Norica
Manufacturer: Krüss

Device categories:
Surfaces
Non-destructive
Stationary
Metal
Ceramics
Plastic
Fibre composite materials
Trained personnel only
Analysis

 

 

 

Raman spectroscopy, LabRAM ARAMIS

With Raman spectroscopy, the material to be investigated is irradiated with monochromatic light, typically from a laser.
If an interaction takes place between a molecule or a crystal and a photon, there is a very small probability of a lasting energy transfer between the stimulating photon and the stimulated matter. This changes the rotational and vibrational energy of the participating molecule or the vibrational energy in a crystal lattice.
The energy difference between the radiated and the scattered photon is called the Raman frequency shift and is characteristic of the scattering molecule or crystal.
From the spectrum obtained, it is possible to draw conclusions about the investigated substances, similar to infrared spectroscopy.

 

Area of application

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of liquid and solid samples
Qualitative and quantitative determination of substances dissolved in water
Mapping of surfaces
In situ measurements in electrochemical cells under inert atmospheres

 

Specifications 

LabRAM ARAMIS© Raman microscope
Motorised xy table for automatic mapping of surfaces
Lenses 10x, 50x, 100x macro lens 50x
Pinhole for confocal measurement. (Spatially resolved in the z direction)
Internal HeNe laser with 633 nm, two diode lasers with 532 nm and 473 nm.
Fibre-optics for 532 nm for external measurements

 

Sample requirements

Solid samples
Maximum size: 20 cm x 20 cm
Maximum height: 10 cm
Samples for mapping must be smooth and level.
Corrosive samples and samples not resistant to air can be measured in enclosed cuvettes / containers.

 

Contact person: Marcus Carmen Ioana
Manufacturer: Horiba JobinYvon


Device categories:
Optical
Materials
Non-destructive
Stationary
Metal
Plastic
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis

 

 

 

Zeta potential measurement, acoustic spectrometer DT 1200

Acoustic spectrometry measures the attenuation of ultrasound within a liquid. The attenuation depends on various properties of the sample, such as the density and viscosity of the liquid or the density and size distribution of the particles it contains. 
The particle size distribution is calculated based on the frequency-dependent attenuation spectrum. When measuring the zeta potential, the double layer on the particles is disturbed via ultrasound. The displacement of the ionic cloud relative to the surface generates a dipole moment. The total of all dipole moments of the entire particle generates an electric field that is measured by a sensor submersed in the sample.

 

Area of application

  • Particle size determination via acoustic measurement
  • Zeta potential measurement via electroacoustic measurement

 

Applications

  • Dispersions of various particles (ceramic, metallic and non-metallic) and their mixtures in a suspension
  • Cosmetic emulsions and suspensions
  • Food industry
  • Electroplating baths
  • Stability determination of dispersions
 

Zirconium oxide and aluminium oxide dispersions and their mixtures

 

Various pH titrations

 

Specifications

  • Particle size 0.005-1000 µm
  • Requires no dilution
  • Conductivity: Without restriction
  • Convection plays no role
  • Volume fraction in %; 0.1-50, min. 10-50 g/l
  • pH range 0.5 - 13.5
  • Automatic titration with 2 burettes
  • Temperature below 50 °C
  • Viscosity of the medium up to 20000 cp
  • Viscosity of the colloids up to 20000 cp
  • pH / temperature measurements
  • Can also be used for non-aqueous media
  • Requires no particle size calibration
  • Measurement of emulsions also possible

 

Sample requirements

  • Suspensions, emulsions
  • Required volume: 20 - 110 ml

Contact person: Rafailovic Lidija
Manufacturer: Dispersion Technology Inc.
Device categories:
Chemical
Materials
Stationary
Lubricant / oil/ fuel
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis

 

 

  

High-temperature cell

Molten salts can be used as non-aqueous electrolytes and allow the deposition of substances that are not accessible via aqueous electrolytes, such as aluminium, titanium, niobium or compounds such as titanium diboride. However, the handling requires greater care than with aqueous systems since most molten electrolytes are not only moisture-sensitive but can also react with oxygen. The operating temperatures lie in the range of roughly 500 to 800 °C. The high-temperature cell developed at ECHEM allows working with molten salts under inert gas or in a vacuum. Samples are exchanged via an airlock so that the molten substance never comes into contact with air; in addition, the substrate can be rotated during the coating.

 

Area of application

 

  • Electrochemical deposition of metallic or other electrically conductive layers of molten salts, e.g. borides of magnesium and titanium, at high temperatures.
 

Scanning electron image of a TiB2 layer (deposited at 700 °C from a molten salt)

 

Applications

Coating of steel, molybdenum, tungsten and other substrates with titanium diboride as well as other refractory metals and borides

 

Specifications

  • Temperature range to 800 °C
  • Working under inert gas (argon 5.0) or diaphragm pump vacuum (approx. 10 mbar)

 

Additional equipment

  • Galvanostat / potentiostat
  • Inert gas supply
  • Vacuum pump

 

Sample requirements

  • Conductive
  • Max. diameter 45 mm
  • Max. length 80 mm
  • Must be capable of withstanding the coating conditions (molten salts of 800 °C)

 

Contact person: Kleber Christoph


Device categories:
Chemical
Thermal
Surfaces
Stationary
Metal
Trained personnel only
Salts

 

 

 

Precision Etching and Coating System, PECS Model 682

The PECS™ is a unique ion beam based etching and high resolution sputter coating system producing exceptionally large, clean, viewable areas of specimens for Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and Light Microscope (LM) applications

 

  • Controlled repeatable results (Ion gun voltage, ion beam current and etching time)
  • Etching and coating (with AuPd, W, C, Cr) in the same vacuum chamber reduces sample handling
  • Sample coating immediately after etching eliminates sample contamination
  • Includes a Film Thickness Monitor for accurate control of film thickness
  • No wet chemical handling or disposal hazards

In general it’s not possible to reveal the structure of all phases in a Heterogeneous material simultaneously by conventional chemical etching methods if the components differ in their chemical properties. Ion Beam Etching Techniques however work quite well in many of these cases. And the Gatan ion beam coater offers convenience, efficiency and dependability in a compact, bench-top instrument. It produces ultra-fine grained/amorphous and artifact free coatings for the more demanding high-resolution field-emission microscopes such as scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope.
Specimens are coated quickly with negligible specimen heating.

Contact person: Wosik Jaroslaw
Manufacturer: Gatan

Device categories:
Materials
Surfaces
Stationary
Metal
Ceramics
Plastic
Wood
Fibre composite materials
Trained personnel only
Analysis

 

Electrochemical workstation PGZ301

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Radiometer Analytical


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Clocked rectifier G50-10, PSP Familiy E230

I(max) = 50A

U(max) = 10V

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Munk


Device categories::
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

 

Clocked rectifier G350/2.8, E230 G350/2.8 WRG-TFKX

I(max) = 2,8A

U(max) = 350V

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges


Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Munk
Year of manufacture: 2004


Device categories:
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

Puls-Reverse-power supply A1S-25, A1S 25-1-HV24

I (max kathodisch) = 25A

I (max anodisch) = 75A

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Dutch Plating Power b.v.
Year of manufacture : 2004


Device categories:
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

Puls-Reverse-power supply A1S-45, A1S-45-1/0

 
Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Dutch Plating Power b.v.
Year of manufacture: 2002

Device categories:
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

Rectifier G25/300, D400 G25/300 WRG-TFK


U(max) = 25V

I(max) = 300A

 

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Munk
Year of manufacture: 2005


Device categories:
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

 

Rectifier pe3000-8, Power Station pe3000-8

I (max) = 30A

U (max) = 600V

 

 

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer:  plating electronic GmbH


Device categories:
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

 

Glovebox Labstar, Labstar

Contact person: Gavrilovic-Wohlmuther Aleksandra
Manufacturer: MBraun
Year of manufacture: 2003

Device categories:
Chemical
Surfaces
Processing
Stationary
Material
Trained personnel only

 

Glovebox MB-300-MOD, MB-300-MOD

Contact person: Schodl Jürgen
Manufacturer: MBraun
Year of manufacture:  1991

Device categories:
Chemical
Surfaces
Processing
Stationary
Material
Trained personnel only

 

Impedance spectroscopy IM6, IM6-PP240

Frequency range:  8MHz-10µHz, Amplitude 1mV-1V

Voltage range:  ±4V

Current range: ±1 A for impedance measurement, otherwise ±3 A (expandable to 40 A with Zahner PP240 potentiostat)

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Zahner elektrik
Manufacturer: 2003


Device categories:
Chemical
Electrical
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only

 

 

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP83-PC

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer Jaissle GmbH

Device categories:
Surfaces
Laboratory equipment / power supply etc.
Trained personnel only
Electrochemical

 

Climatic test chamber C-40/60

 
Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: CTS
Year of manufacture: 2002

Device categories:
Chemical
Surfaces
Destructive
Stationary
Material
Physical
 

 

Falling ball viscometer AMV200

Contact person: Wultsch Rene
Manufacturer: Paar

Device categories:
Stationary
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Physical

 

Inverse metal microscope, GX51F

Lens: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x

Calibrated digital photography

Connection to microhardness

Contact person: Wosik Jaroslaw
Manufacturer: Olympus


Device categories:
Optical
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Non-destructive
Material

 

 

Microhardness MHT-10

 
Contact person: Gavrilovic-Wohlmuther Aleksandra
Manufacturer: Anton Paar

Device categories:
Surfaces
Stationary
Metal
Ceramics
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Physical

 

Microscope BX41M

Lens: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x

Special lens for increased working distance

Contact person: Wosik Jaroslaw
Manufacturer: Olympus


Device categories:
Optical
Materials
Surfaces
Non-destructive
Stationary
Metal
Ceramics
Plastic
Analysis

 

Nanofibre electrospinner

Contact person: Rafailovic Lidija
Manufacturer: Spraybase
Year of manufacture 2014

Device categories:
Surfaces
Development / production
Stationary
Additive machining
Plastic
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Physical

 

Wet blasting system, Vapormate 3

Contact person: Godja Norica

Device categories:
Mechanical
Surfaces
Processing
Development / production
Destructive
Stationary
Material

 

Pipette puller P-2000, P-2000-1651

Contact person: Gavrilovic-Wohlmuther Aleksandra
Manufacturer: Sutter Instrument Co.
Year of manufacture: 2012

Device categories:
Mechanical
Sensor / actuator
Development / production
Gas
Trained personnel only

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP83 PC-10

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges. 

 

Applications

Electrochemical methods

The most important measurements are the measurement of the free corrosion potential, the exchange current density, the polarisation resistance and the Tafel lines. Other standard methods are the measurement of current/potential curves as well as the recording of cyclic voltammograms. With a suitable configuration, it is also possible to measure contact corrosion currents and electrochemical noise.

 

Combination with other methods (in situ experiments)

A significant portion of our research consists of the explanation of electrochemical processes; for this purpose, electrochemical measurement can be used simultaneously with other measurements (spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry). In this case, one speaks of in situ methods (in contrast to ex situ methods, in which the sample is only investigated after the electrochemical experiment).

 

Accessories

To expand the measurement possibilities, the competence centre is equipped with special devices that allow electrochemical processes to be investigated in detail.

 

Rotating cylinder electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Rotating ring / disc electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Function generator and oscilloscope

These devices allow the electrochemical investigation of samples using special current or voltage progressions.

Technical data:
Voltage range: ±10 V
Current range: ±1 A
Voltage range: ±1 V
Current range: ±0.1 A

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Year of manufacture: 2003


Device categories:
Surfaces
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP83 PC-10

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges. 

 

Applications

Electrochemical methods

The most important measurements are the measurement of the free corrosion potential, the exchange current density, the polarisation resistance and the Tafel lines. Other standard methods are the measurement of current/potential curves as well as the recording of cyclic voltammograms. With a suitable configuration, it is also possible to measure contact corrosion currents and electrochemical noise.

 

Combination with other methods (in situ experiments)

A significant portion of our research consists of the explanation of electrochemical processes; for this purpose, electrochemical measurement can be used simultaneously with other measurements (spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry). In this case, one speaks of in situ methods (in contrast to ex situ methods, in which the sample is only investigated after the electrochemical experiment).

 

Accessories

To expand the measurement possibilities, the competence centre is equipped with special devices that allow electrochemical processes to be investigated in detail.

 

Rotating cylinder electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Rotating ring / disc electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Function generator and oscilloscope

These devices allow the electrochemical investigation of samples using special current or voltage progressions.

Technical data:
Voltage range: ±10 V
Current range: ±1 A
Voltage range: ±1 V
Current range: ±0.1 A

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Year of manufacture: 2000


Device categories:
Surfaces
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

 

Potentiostat PGSTAT302N, Autolab PGSTAT302N

Electrode connections 2, 3 and 4
Potential range +/- 10 V
Compliance voltage +/- 30 V
Maximum current +/- 2A
  (20 A with BOOSTER20A)

Current ranges

1 A to 10 nA

  (100 pA with ECD module)
Potential accuracy +/- 0.2 %
Potential resolution 0.3 µV (gain 1000)
Current accuracy +/- 0.2 %
Current resolution 0.0003 % (of current range)
Input impedance > 1 T Ohm
Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Metrohm
Year of manufacturer: 2008

Device categories:
Surfaces
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat 1030 PC-T


Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Jaissle
Year of manufacture: 2001


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat 1030 PC-T


Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Jaissle
Year of manufacture: 2001


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP83 60V-5A

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges. 

 

Electrochemical methods

The most important measurements are the measurement of the free corrosion potential, the exchange current density, the polarisation resistance and the Tafel lines. Other standard methods are the measurement of current/potential curves as well as the recording of cyclic voltammograms. With a suitable configuration, it is also possible to measure contact corrosion currents and electrochemical noise.

 

Combination with other methods (in situ experiments)

A significant portion of our research consists of the explanation of electrochemical processes; for this purpose, electrochemical measurement can be used simultaneously with other measurements (spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry). In this case, one speaks of in situ methods (in contrast to ex situ methods, in which the sample is only investigated after the electrochemical experiment).

 

Accessories

To expand the measurement possibilities, the competence centre is equipped with special devices that allow electrochemical processes to be investigated in detail.

 

Rotating cylinder electrode

The rotating cylinder electrode is used in order to investigate the relationship between an electroplated coating and the transport processes in the electrolyte, especially under turbulent flow.

 

Rotating ring / disc electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Function generator and oscilloscope

These devices allow the electrochemical investigation of samples using special current or voltage progressions.

Technical data:

Voltage range: ±60 V

Current range: ±5A

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Jaissle
Year of manufacture: 2003


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP83 60V-5A

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges. 

 

Electrochemical methods

The most important measurements are the measurement of the free corrosion potential, the exchange current density, the polarisation resistance and the Tafel lines. Other standard methods are the measurement of current/potential curves as well as the recording of cyclic voltammograms. With a suitable configuration, it is also possible to measure contact corrosion currents and electrochemical noise.

 

Combination with other methods (in situ experiments)

A significant portion of our research consists of the explanation of electrochemical processes; for this purpose, electrochemical measurement can be used simultaneously with other measurements (spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry). In this case, one speaks of in situ methods (in contrast to ex situ methods, in which the sample is only investigated after the electrochemical experiment).

 

Accessories

To expand the measurement possibilities, the competence centre is equipped with special devices that allow electrochemical processes to be investigated in detail.

 

Rotating cylinder electrode

The rotating cylinder electrode is used in order to investigate the relationship between an electroplated coating and the transport processes in the electrolyte, especially under turbulent flow.

 

Rotating ring / disc electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Function generator and oscilloscope

These devices allow the electrochemical investigation of samples using special current or voltage progressions.

Technical data:

Voltage range: ±60 V

Current range: ±5A

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Jaissle
Year of manufacture: 2003


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP83 PC-10

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges. 

 

Electrochemical methods

The most important measurements are the measurement of the free corrosion potential, the exchange current density, the polarisation resistance and the Tafel lines. Other standard methods are the measurement of current/potential curves as well as the recording of cyclic voltammograms. With a suitable configuration, it is also possible to measure contact corrosion currents and electrochemical noise.

 

Combination with other methods (in situ experiments)

A significant portion of our research consists of the explanation of electrochemical processes; for this purpose, electrochemical measurement can be used simultaneously with other measurements (spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry). In this case, one speaks of in situ methods (in contrast to ex situ methods, in which the sample is only investigated after the electrochemical experiment).

 

Accessories

To expand the measurement possibilities, the competence centre is equipped with special devices that allow electrochemical processes to be investigated in detail.

 

Rotating cylinder electrode

The rotating cylinder electrode is used in order to investigate the relationship between an electroplated coating and the transport processes in the electrolyte, especially under turbulent flow.

 

Rotating ring / disc electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Function generator and oscilloscope

These devices allow the electrochemical investigation of samples using special current or voltage progressions.

Technical data:

Voltage range: ±10 V

Current range: ±1 A

Voltage range: ±1 V

Current range: ±0.1 A


 

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Jaissle
Year of manufacture: 2001


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Potentiostat-Galvanostat IMP88 PC-100

A potentiostat is an electronic control device that maintains the voltage between the working and reference electrodes at a specified value by adjusting the current between the working electrode and counter-electrode. Potentiostats are indispensable in the investigation of electrochemical processes. Our potentiostats cover a wide range of current and voltage ranges. 

 

Electrochemical methods

The most important measurements are the measurement of the free corrosion potential, the exchange current density, the polarisation resistance and the Tafel lines. Other standard methods are the measurement of current/potential curves as well as the recording of cyclic voltammograms. With a suitable configuration, it is also possible to measure contact corrosion currents and electrochemical noise.

 

Combination with other methods (in situ experiments)

A significant portion of our research consists of the explanation of electrochemical processes; for this purpose, electrochemical measurement can be used simultaneously with other measurements (spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry). In this case, one speaks of in situ methods (in contrast to ex situ methods, in which the sample is only investigated after the electrochemical experiment).

 

Accessories

To expand the measurement possibilities, the competence centre is equipped with special devices that allow electrochemical processes to be investigated in detail.

 

Rotating cylinder electrode

The rotating cylinder electrode is used in order to investigate the relationship between an electroplated coating and the transport processes in the electrolyte, especially under turbulent flow.

 

Rotating ring / disc electrode

Rotating ring / disc electrodes are used to measure the diffusion constants of electrochemically active ions and molecules and for the detection and sometimes identification of soluble intermediate products.

 

Function generator and oscilloscope

These devices allow the electrochemical investigation of samples using special current or voltage progressions.


Technical data:

Voltage range: ±100V

Current range: ±1A

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Jaissle
Year of manufacture: 2001


Year of manufacture:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

 

Electrochemical workstation PGZ301

Frequency range: 100kHz-10mHz, Amplitude 1mV-1V

Voltage range: ±15V/±30V

Current range: ±1A

 

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Radiometer analytical


Device categories:
Chemical
Electrical
Liquid
Analysis

 

Voltalab electrochemical workstationPGZ301

Frequency range: 100 kHz - 10 mHz, amplitude 1 mV - 1 V

Voltage range: ±15 V / ±30 V

Current range: ±1 A

 

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: Radiometer analytical


Device categories:
Chemical
Electrical
Liquid
Analysis
 

 

Precision saw, Secutom-10

Cut-off wheel:  Ø 75 - 203 mm diameter

Speed:: 300 - 3.000 min-1

Positioning range (cut-off wheel): 0 - 40 mm

Positioning range (cut-off stand): 0 - 190 mm

Forward feed speed (cut-off stand): 0.005 - 3.000 mm/s

 

 

Contact person: Palczynski Gregor
Manufacturer: Struers


Device categories:
Mechanical
Materials
Processing
Destructive
Material

 

Linear profilometer, Perthometer S2

  • Measuring ranges [µm] ± 25 ± 250
  • Standards: DIN EN ISO/JIS/ASME 46.B
  • Profile resolution approx. 60,000 steps/vertical range
  • 11,200 measuring points/standard tracing length
  • Profile types R; D; G; P; W (profile inversion)
  • Vertical scale [µm] 0.1... 5,000
  • Horizontal scale [µm] 1... 5,000 µm
  • Tracing lengths Lt [mm] 0.56/1.75/5.60/17.50/56.00
  • Special tracing lengths [mm] 0.56 ... 120.00 adjustable
  • No. of sampling lengths 1 ... 5 adjustable
  • Filter (as per ISO/JIS) phase-correct filter (Gauss) as per DIN EN ISO 1156 special filters as per DIN EN ISO 13565-1/2, 1997; Ic/Is bandpass as per ISO 3274, ARC function
  • Cutoff lc [mm] .08/.25/.8/2.5/8
  • Parameters Ra, Rq; Rz, Rt, Rp, Rv, RSm R∆q, (41, with tolerance limits) Rsk, Rku, Rδc, Rmr, Pmr, Pt, Wt, Pδc (DIN EN ISO 4287) Rmax (DIN 4288), Rpk, Rk, Rvk, Mr1, Mr2, Pδc, A1, A2 (DIN EN ISO 13565), RPc (prEN 10049) R, Ar, W, Aw, Rx, Wx, Wte, Nr, Ncrx, Nw, CPM (ISO 12085) R3z (DB N 31007), RzJ, S (JIS B 601)

 

 

Contact person: Palczynski Gregor
Manufacturer: Mahr
Year of manufacture: 2005


Device categories:
Mechanical
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Non-destructive
Trained personnel only

 

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-20-5-25

 

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH
Year of manufacture: 2002


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-10-5-25-S

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH
Year of manufacture: 2005


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-20-1-5-S-GD

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH
Year of manufacture: 2004


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-20-3-3-S

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH
Year of manufacture: 2004


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-20-3-15S

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH
Year of manufacture: 2004


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-20-5-25

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH


Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Pulse-reverse power supply pe86-20-10-50

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: plating electronic GmbH
Year of manufacture: 2005

Device categories:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

 

Pulse power supply IPM2, PPCS Master IPM2 / 100F / 300R

Contact person: Pölzler Matthias
Manufacturer: PPCS
Year of manufacture: 2001


Gerätekategorien:
Surfaces
Measurement technology - instruments
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Electrochemical

 

Tube furnace, RE 1.1

Up to 800 °C

Inert gas

Sample size max. 40x60x10 mm

 

 

Contact person: Wultsch Rene
Manufacturer: Heraeus


Device categories:
Thermal
Materials
Processing
Stationary

 

 

Rotary evaporator, R-200 Basic

 

 

Contact person: Wultsch Rene
Manufacturer: Büchi
Year of manufacture: 2001


Device categories:
Thermal
Processing
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Physical

 

Polarography, 797 VA Computrace

Polarography is a voltammetric method in which a dropping mercury electrode is used as the working electrode. In general, voltammetry involves changing the potential of the measurement electrode and measuring the current. Mercury has proven it suitability as a measurement electrode due to its high hydrogen overpotential, which in particular allows cathodic (reduction) processes to be implemented over a large potential range. With nearly all other materials, hydrogen formation would already occur at the electrode at significantly more positive potentials and interfere with the measurement signal. A significant advantage of a dropping electrode is that the surface of the measurement electrode is continuously renewed, which minimises contamination of the electrode during measurement operations. The current-voltage curve obtained during the measurement is called a polarogram. Both qualitative (substance-specific) and quantitative information (limiting diffusion currents) are obtained from the polarogram.  

 

 

Contact person: Schodl Jürgen
Manufacturer: Metrohm


Device categories:
Chemical
Stationary
Liquid
Trained personnel only
Analysis

 

 

X-ray fluorescence analysis (XFA),, Fisherscope X-Ray

Contact person: Wultsch Rene
Manufacturer: Fisher


Device categories:
Non-destructive
Stationary
Metal
Trained personnel only
Analysis
Physical