Organisation

Low Temperatures and Magnetometry Service

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Low Temperatures and Magnetometry

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Many investigation lines in this institute rely on the magnetic and electric properties of the materials being investigated. Most of the characterization carried out requires the use of very precise measurement systems. In order to satisfy the intensive demand of measurements of this nature, the Low Temperature and Magnetometry Service was created.

The Low Temperature and Magnetometry Service is part of the ICMAB Scientific Technical Services Unit and its facilities are available to all the research crew of the Institute, as well as, to external users. It is devoted to the measurement of the magnetic, electric properties under specific conditions of external magnetic field and temperature.

In order to achieve the demand, the Service is equipped with two SQUID based magnetometers (Quantum Design MPMS system), devoted to magnetometry measurements and two Quantum Design PPMS systems, devoted to electrical transport measurements, as well as magnetometry measurements.

A User Commission supervises the proper operation of the Service and meets once a year in order to satisfy this supervision task as well as to take the appropriate decisions for the optimization of the Service operation.

Technicians

  • Dr. Bernat Bozzo

    Service Technician

    bbozzo(at)icmab.es
    +34 93 580 18 53 ext 436211
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  • Dr. Ferran Vallès

    Service Technician

    fvalles(at)icmab.es
    +34 93 580 18 53 ext 436099
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Scientists in charge

Benjamín Martínez

User's Commission

  • Bernat Bozzo

  • Josep Fontcuberta

  • Benjamín Martínez

  • Xavier Obradors

  • Teresa Puig

  • Imma Ratera

  • Anna Roig

  • Ferran Vallès

Equipment


Quantum Design MPMS-XL

This magnetometer is based on a SQUID detector that is able to determine extremelly low magnetization signals present in the material under study. This magnetization can be evaluated under several conditions of external magnetic field and temperature. The core system consists of a superconducting longitudinal solenoid able to generate mangetic fields up to 70kOe. The system has also able to precisely control the temperature at the sample space at any value from 2K to 400K with a stability condition of les than 0.1% of oscillation.
  • Specifications

    • Maximum field: ±70kOe
    • Temperature range: 2K-400K
    • Two measurement modes: DC (continuous sample motion through the picking coils) and RSO (oscillatory motion through the pickup coils)
    • Sensivity at zero applied field, magnet in persistent mode: 10-5emu for DC mode, 10-7emu for RSO mode
  • Measurement options

    • UItra-Low field option: Useful for ensuring real zero field cooling processes, since the option is able to cancel the mangetic field at a certain working point. Edit

Quantum Design MPMS-3

The MPMS-3 system is the new generation of SQUID detector based magnetometers. It offers an enchanced performance of temperature stabilization, magnetic field stability when compared to those exhibited by the MPMS-XL system. This fact reduces the measurement noise, allowing the obtention of cleaner measurements for those samples with extremelly low magnetic moment. The core system consists of a superconducting longitudinal solenoid able to generate mangetic fields up to 70kOe. The system has also able to precisely control the temperature at the sample space at any value from 2K to 400K with a stability condition of less than 0.1% of oscillation.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Maximum field: ±70kOe
  • Temperature range: 2K-400K
  • Two measurement modes: DC (continuous sample motion through the pick-up coils) and VSM (vibration sample motion around the center of the pick-up coils)
  • Sensivity at low field: 10-7emu for DC mode, 10-8emu for VSM mode

Quantum Design PPMS System

  • Core system

    PPMS System bundles the same core system as the MPMS-XL, except for the SQUID detection system. A pinout system is available instead, thus making it possible to electrically contact the sample under study and measure its transport properties (resistance, Hall effect, magnetoresistance…). The core system makes possible to generate magnetic fields up to 90kOe and to control the sample space temperature to any value between 2K and 400K with a stability condition of less than 0.1% of oscillation. PPMS is not only limited to electrical measurements, since the electrical contacts at the sample chamber can be used as an interface to more sofisticated measurement systems such as a VSM magnetometer, AC Susceptometer…
  • Specifications

    • Maximum field: ±90kOe
    • Temperature range: 2K – 400K (some setups modify this range, see below for more information)

MEASUREMENTS OPTIONS

  • Resistivity

    PPMS system is bundled with a current source and a voltmeter multiplexed to three channels that can determine the resistance of three samples quasi-simultaneously using four point measurement approach. Swithing between one sample and next is done automatically and cyclically several times per second. Option can be used for the determination of the resistivity, magnetoresistance and Hall effect of the material under study. Its speficications allow the determination of resistances ranging from mOhm to approximmately 20MOhm. Sample rotator can be used with this option.

    Specifications

    Current: 5nA to 5mA. DC current or square wave AC (plus/minus current)
    Voltage limit: 0.1mV to 95mV
    Power limit: 10nW to 1mW

  • AC Transport

    AC Transport uses a waveform generator able to produce driving signals that are used by the current source to produce alternating currents. The bundled voltmeter measures the voltage and the measured signal is treated using a Lock-in based software. Hardware is multiplexed to two channels, so that two samples can be measured during the same session. Related software is prepared for measuring:

    • Sample resistivity
    • IV characteristics
    • Hall effect
    • Superconducting critical current

    Sample rotator can be used with this option.

    Specifications:

    Amplitude range: 10uA to 2A
    Frequency range: 10Hz to 10kHz
    Voltmeter scale ranges: 40uV to 5V

  • ACMS

    With this option, PPMS can be used as a magnetometer. The option hardware provides the possibility to be used as DC extraction magnetometer or an AC Susceptometer.

    Specifications:

    Driving field amplitude: 0.1Oe to 15Oe
    Frequency range: 10Hz to 10kHz
    Working temperature range: 2K to 350K
    Sensibility of DC extraction: 1e-5 emu
    Sensibility of AC susceptibility: 1e-8 emu

  • VSM

    VSM based magnetometers provide a fast and precise method for the determination of the DC magnetization of a material. An specially built sample holder that contains a heater allows to extend the working temperature up to 1000K.

    Specifications:

    Sensibility: 1e-6 emu
    Temperature range: 2K to 300K for normal measurements, 300K to 1000K is oven sample holder is used

  • Torque

    The measurement of the magnetic torque provides an alternate system for determining the sample magnetization. The main purpose of the magnetic torque measurement is to study the mangetic anysotropy of a material.

Sample preparation


Due to the nature of the equipment used, restrictions apply on the type of samples that can be submitted. The service will only accept samples that are prepared following the tips explained below.

  • MPMS-XL & MPMS3

    Powder

    • Material in powder form must be delivered inside gelatine or pollycarbonate capsules and the user is responsible of putting the powder inside the capsules. User must ensure that no powder can escape from the capsule, so that equipment contamination is avoided.
    • Do not manipulate the material with potentially magnetic tweezers, spatules, etc. since it could introduce false contributions to the magnetic signal.
    • Gelatin capsules degrade with humidity. Avoid its contact to any polar solvents or direct contact to skin.
    • For ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic materials, it is advised to look for the expected saturation magnetization and limit the mass if the expected magnetic moment would be larger than 0.5emu.
    • NO LIQUID SAMPLES ARE ALLOWED. IF ANY SOLVENT IS USED, IT MUST BE FIRST EVAPORATED!
    • Capsules are provided by the service.

    Thin films

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • The ideal form factor is a square of 5x5mm2
    • Make sure that the back side of the substrate does not contain any trace of silver paste, sticky tape or any other material that could eventually trap metallic particles.

    Bulk samples

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • Due to the large amount of mass, user should ensure that the expected magnetic moment is not larger than 0.5emu. If so, it should be considered the possibility of further reducing the sample size.
    • If the material under study is brittle a gelatin capsule or any other kind of protection must be used in order to avoid to contaminate the sample chamber.

    Other samples

    • Contact to the Service Technician in order to study the case.
  • PPMS - Resistivity & AC Transport

    • Only bulk samples or thin films can be measured by this technique.
    •  Sample must be contacted to the puk sample holder using a four-wire schema. Wire-bonding contacts and silver paste assisted contacts can be used depending on the nature of the sample.
    • Wires and silver paste are not provided by the service.
    • Wire-bonding facility is available in the Nanoquim platform.
    • Service can lend sample holders for both AC Transport and Resistivity options (rotator version and regular version) for a limited period of time.
    • Contact to the Service Manager for more details.
  • PPMS -VSM Low Temperature

    Powder

    • Material in powder form must be delivered inside gelatine or pollycarbonate capsules and the user is responsible of putting the powder inside the capsules. User must ensure that no powder can escape from the capsule, so that equipment contamination is avoided.
    • Do not manipulate the material with potentially magnetic tweezers, spatules, etc. since it could introduce false contributions to the magnetic signal.
    • Gelatin capsules degrade with humidity. Avoid its contact to any polar solvents or direct contact to skin.
    • NO LIQUID SAMPLES ARE ALLOWED. IF ANY SOLVENT IS USED, IT MUST BE FIRST EVAPORATED!
    • Capsules are provided by the service.

    Thin films

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 10mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • The ideal form factor is a square of 5x5mm2
    • Make sure that the back side of the substrate does not contain any trace of silver paste, sticky tape or any other material that could eventually trap metallic particles.

    Bulk samples

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 10mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • If the material under study is brittle a gelatin capsule or any other kind of protection must be used in order to avoid to contaminate the sample chamber.

    Other samples

    • Contact to the Service Technician in order to study the case.
  • PPMS-VSM Oven

    • The experimental setup limits sample width to 3mm. Sample will be mounted using Al2O3 cement diluted with water. Please, ensure that this glue system does not harm your material.
    • Powder samples should be pressed into pellets or embedded with other matrix material that does not degrade at high temperature. Al2O3 cement can be used in this case.
    • Bulk samples and thin films can be used with no problem as long as their width is less than 3mm.

     

    Please, contact to the Service Manager for more details

  • PPMS-AC Susceptibility

    Powder

    • Material in powder form must be delivered inside gelatine or pollycarbonate capsules and the user is responsible of putting the powder inside the capsules. User must ensure that no powder can escape from the capsule, so that equipment contamination is avoided.
    • Do not manipulate the material with potentially magnetic tweezers, spatules, etc. since it could introduce false contributions to the magnetic signal.
    • Gelatin capsules degrade with humidity. Avoid its contact to any polar solvents or direct contact to skin.
    • NO LIQUID SAMPLES ARE ALLOWED. IF ANY SOLVENT IS USED, IT MUST BE FIRST EVAPORATED!
    • Capsules are provided by the service.

     

    Thin films

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • The ideal form factor is a square of 5x5mm2
    • Make sure that the back side of the substrate does not contain any trace of silver paste, sticky tape or any other material that could eventually trap metallic particles.

    Bulk samples

    • Sample width cannot be greater than 6mm. Despite there is no theoretical limitation on the height, it is advised to be as short as possible in order not to degrade the reliability of the reported value.
    • If the material under study is brittle a gelatin capsule or any other kind of protection must be used in order to avoid to contaminate the sample chamber.
  • PPMS-Torque

    The experimental setup allows only the use of bulk samples or thin fims not larger than 1x1mm2. The desired rotation must be clearly indicated either in the sample, or by using a drawing sketch.


    Only bulk or thin film samples are accepted


Data delivery


The data corresponding to the measurements is automatically copied to the Service local network resource (\\neolabs\labbtym) once a measurement session is finished.

Output data format is, by default, comma separated values with the relevant measurement fields included. Other secondary data fields are omitted.

If requested, original or RAW data files or data in other formats can also be delivered.

 

PLEASE, FIND YOUR DATA AT THE FOLLOWING LOCAL NETWORK FOLDERS:

Equipment Network resource

  • MPMS XL-7T (S1) \\neolabs\labbtym\squid i
  • MPMS XL-7T (S2) \\neolabs\labbtym\squid ii
  • MPMS-3 (SQUID-VSM) \\neolabs\labbtym\squidvsm
  • PPMS (P1) \\neolabs\labbtym\ppms i
  • PPMS (P2) \\neolabs\labbtym\ppms ii
  • PPMS (P3) \\neolabs\labbtym\ppms iii

External users or users not having access to the ICMAB local network can have their data emailed or copied to removable media upon request.


Request Service


ICMAB users

  1. Download and print the PDF request form. Please, be as concise as possible when specifying the details of the measurement. Remember that experiments are validated by the IP electronically.
  2. Place the samples together with the printed service form at the “Entrance” shelves in the Service Sample closet located at the corridor next to the laboratory at the ground floor (P0)

For any question about the details of the measurement, contact to the Service Technician Bernat Bozzo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436211, Lab 0.20) or Ferran Vallès (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436208, office 0.10)

External users

  1. Contact to the Service Technician, Bernat Bozzo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436211, Lab 0.20) or Ferran Vallès (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext 436208, Office 0.10) in order to arrange the details of the measurement.
  2. A quotation will be prepared and sent to you.
  3. Send us an order form, indicating the quotation number we provided by email.


Low Temperatures and
Magnetometry Service

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

+34 935801853
Ext. 436211


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Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Preparation and Characterization of Soft Materials

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The Soft Materials Service provides equipment and technical assistance for the preparation and characterization of micro-and nanostructured soft molecular materials (molecular surfaces, micro- and nanoparticulate molecular materials, plastic films, dispersed systems, SAMs, etc..) with interest in different areas of application (biomedicine, electronics, energy storage and other chemical and material application areas).

These equipment and services constitute unit 6 of NANBIOSIS, the integrated infrastructure for the production and characterization of nanomaterials, biomaterials and systems in biomedicine, of CIBER-BBN and the Minimal Invasion Surgery Center Jesús Usón, which has been recognized by Spanish Government as Unique Scientific-Technological Infrastructure (ICTS).

Technicians

  • José Amable Bernabé

    Technician

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    Tel. +34 935801853 Ext. 338

  • David Piña

    Technician

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    Tel. +34 935801853 Ext. 253

Scientists in charge

Dra. Nora Ventosa

User's Commission

  • José Amable Bernabé

  • Lluís Balcells

  • Concepción Domingo

  • Carmen Ocal

  • Susagna Ricart

  • Anna Roig

  • Jaume Veciana

  • Dra. Nora Ventosa

Equipment

  • Lab-scale high pressure equipment for materials processing with compressed fluids (i.e. CO2, ferons)

  • Ultrasonics for the preparation of disperse systems (i.e. micelles, vesicles, emulsions, suspensions) (Equipment: VCZX 750; Sonics & Materials)

  • Stability studies (Turbiscan Lab; Formulaction)

  • Automated analysis of the size distribution and concentration (Equipment: Nanosight NS300; Malvern Instruments)

  • Particle size distribution (from 0.1 to 3500 microns) – (Equipment: Mastersizer 2000; Malvern Instruments)

  • Particle size distribution (from 0.6 to 6000nm); Z potential and molecular weight measurements by DLS-NIBS (Equipment: Zetasizer Nano ZS; Malvern Instruments)

  • Particle size distribution (from 10 to 1000nm) and particle concentration by real-time visualization of nanoparticles in a liquid (Equipment: LM20; Nanosight )

  • Volume and density measurement of porous solids and powders (Equipment: Ultrapyc 1200e Helium Pycnometer; Quantachrome Instruments)

  • Bulk density and powder packing tests (Equipment: Autotap; Quantachrome Instruments)

  • Measurement of biomolecular interactions in solution by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) (Equipment: VP-ITC; GE HealthCare-Microcal)

  • Milli-Q Water

  • High-speed Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge (Equipment: Allegra® 64R; Beckman Coulter)

Booking Calendar



Request Service

Apply for a service

In order to apply for a service, please, contact with Amable Bernabé (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). He will contact you for arrangements

Lab-scale high pressure plant / High-pressure phase analyzer

For the use of lab-scale high pressure plant and high-pressure phase analyzer please contact Dr. Nora Ventosa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Preparation and Characterization of
Soft Materials

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

+34 935801853 Ext. 338


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Electron microscopy service

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Electron microscopy service

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The electron microscopy service was created in 2008 and is mainly dedicated to research groups of the Institute, but it can be accessible to external users as well.

The service consists of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) QUANTA FEI 200 FEG-ESEM installed in September 2008 (substituting an old PHILIPS 515 acquired in 2004 as a result of a process of reallocation between the CSIC centres CID and ICMAB) and a transmission electron microscope JEOL 1210 acquired in 1991. With the acquisition of the new SEM, the service provides ICMAB with a powerful and versatile tool capable to combine routine daily work with cutting-edge research. As a general strategy, this way the service aims at satisfying in-house the increasing demand of high-profile nanostructural characterization, thus eliminating technical limits imposed by external scientific-technical services.

To promote an efficient exploitation, the service offers: 1) Technical support given by two high-profiled (doctor) staff members. 2) Electronic management. 3) Effective user-training system by technical staff, oriented to achieve a maximum degree of self-service.

Technicians

  • Anna Esther Carrillo

    Technical supervisor

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    + 34 935 801 853 (233-342)

  • Judith Oró Solé

    Technical supervisor

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    + 34 935 801 853(296-344)

User's Commission

  • Lluís Balcells

  • Anna Esther Carrillo

  • Amparo Fuertes

  • Judith Oró

  • María Rosa Palacín

  • Anna Palau

  • Anna Roig

  • Francesc Teixidor

  • Nora Ventosa

Equipment

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) QUANTA FEI 200 FEG-ESEM

    The Quanta 200 ESEM FEG from FEI is a special and advanced type of high performance scanning electron microscope (SEM). The FEI Quanta 200 FEG is a state of the art field emission microscope that allows nanometer level inspection of materials.

  • Transmission electron microscope (TEM) 120 KV JEOL 1210

    The 120 KV JEOL 1210 TEM features a high angular range (Tilt X= ± 60o, Tilt Y= ± 30o) providing a unique facility in the area of Barcelona for exploring large volumes of the reciprocal lattice by electron diffraction. It has technical support by a high profile (Dr) staff member. With a resolution below 3.2 Å this equipment is useful for low resolution structure imaging and characterization of nanoparticulate systems.

Booking Calendar


Booking Calendar SEM

Request Service


To request the SEM service

download the special order SEM-FEI

RESULTS: \\Grupo\semquantafei
 

To request the TEM service

contact with the service technician,  Judith Oró (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

RESULTS: \\Jungle\tem

 

Gallery


Electron Microscopy
Service

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

+34 935801853
Ext. 233-342 (SEM) 296-344(TEM)

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X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

    SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The X-ray Diffraction Laboratory is a consolidated service of the ICMAB institute. The main objective of the service is to meet the needs of the different departments of the center offering the maximum possible benefits to the institute users and it is also available to external users.

Based on the principles of X-ray diffraction, a wealth of structural and microstructural information about crystalline materials can be derived. In materials science, knowledge of the structure and composition of the materials studied is a key requirement for understanding their properties.

Our fast, accurate and customized services include data collection, qualitative and quantitative phase analysis as well as texture measurements (pole figures), residual stress, reciprocal space maps, etc. The most common function of the service is the acquisition of X-ray diffraction data under different conditions, e.g. by using flat sample and Bragg-Brentano geometry, thin film diffraction, texture determination on layers, microdiffraction and qualitative analysis in capillary materials.

Technicians

Scientists in charge

Jordi Rius 

Equipment

  • Siemens D-5000

    The Siemens D-5000 is a powder diffractometer well suited for the analysis of powder samples and qualitative analysis. 

  • Bruker D8 Advance (GADDS)

    This unit is equipped with a centric Eulerian cradle and a VANTEC-500 area detector. This combination gives the Bruker D8 the capability to handle tasks such as phase identification and quantification, textural and residual stress analysis, determination of particle size, percent crystallinity, and structural identification.

  • Bruker D8-Discover

    The D8 DISCOVER is an X-ray diffraction instrument, perfect for thin film application, equipped with four motorized axes stage, having as typical applications: XR Reflectometry, Rocking measurements, RSM measurements and structural phase identification. The equipment can works in two differents configurations, Bragg-Brentano and Parallel configuration. 

  • Bruker D8 Advance A25

    The D8 Advance A25 is equipped by two different configurations, Bragg-Brentano geometry with electrochemical cell (Cu radiation) and Debye-Scherrer geometry (Mo radiation) with a Johansson monochromator for capillary measurements.

Software


Powder Diffraction Software:

EVA – Phase identification and quantitative phase analysis
TOPAS – Profile analysis, quantitative analysis, structure analysis

 

Materials Research Software:

MULTEX –Texture analysis
LEPTOS – Thin film analysis/Residual stress

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X-Ray Diffraction
Service

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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Nanoquim Platform

RESEARCH UNITS

Nanoquim: Clean Room Facility

WEB NANOQUIM

The Nanoquim Platform offers five independent cleanroom facilities classified as ISO7, which corresponds to a Class 10,000 cleanroom according to FED STD 209E. These labs are equipped to develop different types of chemical and physical processes, like the physico-chemical synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials.

Technicians

  • Marta Gerbolés

    Technician

  • Luigi Morrone

    Technician

  • Rosa Mª Pérez

    Technician

Scientists in charge

Teresa Puig

Scientist in charge:

User's Commission

  • Núria Aliaga

  • Lluís Balcells

  • Carlos Frontera

  • Miquel Garriga

  • Marta Gerbolés

  • Martí Gich

  • Mart Mas-Torrent

  • Luigi Morrone

  • M. Rosa Palacín

  • Teresa Puig

    Scientist in charge:

  • Susagna Ricart

Equipment

  • Advanced Optical Lithography Lab

    • Photolithography Fume Hood: Photolithography hood equipped with an AC 6000 Spinner, a precision hotplate, a hot/stirring plate and an ultrasonic bath forworking with photoresists.
    • Micro-Writer ML3: A last generation micro-writing device with high performance laser-assisted technology.
    • Ellipsometer GES5E from Sopra (with porosimeter): Allows various measurement modes from standard to generalized ellipsometry, going through photometric measurements, scatterometry and luminescence measurements. Allows for the characterization of thin films’ properties like composition, roughness or thickness through changes in polarization.
    • Plasma Cleaner Zepto M2: Low-pressure plasma technology that allows for surface alterations like etching and activation processes, precision cleaning and polymerization on surface.
    • Optical Microscope Nikon Optiphot: The Optical Microscope Nikon Optiphot is a suitable equipment for a fast evaluation of photolithographic experiments. 
  • Characterization at the Nanoscale of Functional Materials Lab

    • IR-Spectrometer Vertex 70 from Bruker: Fully digital FT-IR spectrometer for signal acquisition from the far IR region. Equipped with MTC and TGS detectors.
    • Binocular Loupe: For the fast evaluation of samples.
    • Optical Microscope B-600 MET: A versatile tool for several processes in the laboratory.
    • Ultrasonic Wire Bonder 4526: Manual Ball Bonding System that provides the high yield and excellent repeatability needed for every gold ball bonding
    • Profilometer P16+ from KLA Tencor: Surface metrology analysis solution with applications in R&D Departments, Universities, production and process monitoring.
  • Physico-Chemical Characterization and Nanofabrication Lab

    • Spectrofluorometer LS 45: This fluorescence spectrometer offers versatility and reliability for routine analyses, using a range of accessories and software for many applications.
    • Atomic Layer Deposition System SavannahDesigned to deposit pinhole free coating with uniform thickness, with precise controls and high film quality.
    • Rheometer HAAKE RheoStress RS600Fully modular, upgradeable controlled stress research rheometer that suits a wide range of requirements, allowing for shear and stress controlled flow curves, stress controlled ramps, creep and recovery, oscillating tests and temperature control tests, amongst others.
    • Reactive Ion Etcher RIE 2000 CE: Provides a clean environment for anisotropic etching of several materials. Equipped with oxygen, argon and tetrafluoromethane gases together with mixtures of oxygen/tetrafluoromethane.
    • Metal Evaporator System Auto 306: Achieves high vacuum values for an optimal physical deposition of the target (gold, chromium, aluminum, titanium, silver, among others) to the sample. 
    • Ion Milling/Sputtering/E-Beam SystemCombination of three systems in one that allows for different
    • Centrifuge Allegra 64RBrushless, induction drive refrigerated centrifuge that performs routine spins on the lab bench for high-speed separations.
    • Stove UNB 500 from MemmertThis Stove is thought for drying material.
  • Chemical Synthesis Lab

    • Basic I-SolventsFume hood for working with solvents or non-corrosive substances.
    • Basic II-Acids & Corrosives: Fume hood for working with corrosive substances.
    • Vacuum Line: Equipped with a cold trap and four manifolds for simultaneous work within a fume hood.
    • Rotary Evaporation System R-210/215: For faster and more effective evaporation of the more volatile solvent in a solution.
    • Spin Coater Spinner CZ-650: Allows for the deposition of substrates over surfaces by fast rotation.
    • Glove Box GP(Concept)-II-P: Constantly purified and over pressurized nitrogen environment to develop processes sensitive to oxygen and water.
    • Microwave Oven with controlled atmosphere Discover Explorer Hybrid from CEMThe system facilitates either homogenous or heterogeneous solution phase chemistry, solid phase chemistry or chemistry conducted on solid supports, under controlled conditions.
    • Microwave from Milestone: Equipped with several accessories for a range of experiments, with a focus on liquid-liquid synthesis, solid-solid synthesis, and for digestion experiments.
    • Drop Shape Analyzer DSA 100: With a manual drop system and many options for contact angle measurements. Equipped with a software loaded with different models to determine the contact angle and surface tension of a liquid.
  • Highly Control Humidity Lab

    • ICMAB-CSIC Ink-jet Printer: ICMAB’s own prototype.
    • Rapid Thermal Annealing Furnace: For the thermal treatment of samples up to 1200ºC, developed specifically for research requirements.
    • Tubular Furnace ST 1002540
    • Furnace that reaches up to 1150ºC thanks to refractory components. Equipped with wax evacuation tray, wax gathering drawer and gas exhausting evacuation system.
    • Mini Tubular Furnace
    • Inert Atmosphere Chamber: Chamber with low humidity and oxygen levels for chemical and physical processes. Equipped with a SMA AC 6000 Spinner.
    • Chemical Hood: Hood with highly controlled humidity.
    • Dip Coater DipMaster 201: Accommodates substrates up to 12" x 12", with a withdrawal speed range of 0.5" to 4.0" per minute and a manual temperature control with a maximum infrared oven temperature of 80º.
  • Vertex. Model 3415.

    The Nanoquim Platform also counts with a portable air particle counter. Vertex. Model 3415. It is an equipment that measures air quality in terms of the number of particles. This allows to know if the clean room keep the specifications class 10.000 or type ISO7. 

Nanoquim
Platform

Address:

ICMAB
Campus UAB
(in front of Firehouse)
08193, Bellaterra
Spain

Contact

By email:
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By phone:

Luigi: 436164
Marta: 436165
Lab 1: 436151
Lab 2: 436152
Lab 3: 436153
Lab 4: 436154
Lab 5: 436155

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Bioservice

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

The Bioservice Platform is open to the different research groups working in the area of biomaterials. The service caries out biological studies, both with cells and with bacteria, of the new materials and devices developed

Technicians

  • Miriam de Miguel (ICMAB)

    Technician

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  • Manuela Dietrich (ICN2)

    Technician

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Scientists in charge

Anna Laromaine

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User's Commission

  • Miriam de Miguel

  • Arántzazu González

  • Anna Laromaine

  • Ana Mª López

  • Rosario Núñez

  • Imma Ratera

  • Anna Roig

  • Pepe Vidal

Equipment

  • Biological safety cabinet Telstar BIO II A*

  • Microcentrifuge Heraeus Biofuge pico

  • Orbital shaker Stuart Mini SSM1

  • Microwave ProClean 310

  • Fridge, 4 °C

  • Biological safety cabinet HERAsafe HS12*

  • CO2 incubator HERAcell

  • CO2 incubator Function line BB16

  • Microcentrifuge Eppendorf 5415C

  • Water bath Grant mini

  • Fridge Liebherr Medline, 4 °C

  • Centrifuge SIGMA 2-16PK

  • Osmometer OSMOMAT 030

  • Freezer Liebherr Öko super, -20 °C

  • Digital Vortex Mixer

  • Autoclave Selecta Med20

    outside of the Biolab, room 2001

  • Ultra-freezer HEF U410, -86 °C

    outside of the Biolab, room 2001

  • SpectraMax iD3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

    Outside of the Biolab, Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Lab

  • Autoclave Autester ST DRY-PV-B18

  • Incubator Forma Series II Water Jacket

  • Vertical Laminar Flow Bench Telstar AV-100*

  • Optical microscope Zeiss Telaval 31

Request Service

To use the Bioservice and the different equipment, you should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by mail. After a first meeting, in which the main details of the experiments to perform will be exposed, the Bioservice will prepare a budget. Once the budget is accepted, the work at the Bioservice can start, previously according the calendar and deadlines.

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Bioservice

ICN2

41.5013,2.1116

Address:

Biolab Facility
ICN2 building
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Campus
Av. de Serragalliners, s/n
08193 Bellaterra
Barcelona

Contact

By email:

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The Bioservice Facility has received funds from the CENanoTech project (2015 FEDER/S-16). In turn, the CENanoTech project is funded through the call for unique institutional R&D infrastructures launched by the Universities and Research Secretariat of the Regional Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia, with funding received from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Programme Catalonia 2014-2020. The project has also been co-funded by the Severo Ochoa Programme, granted by the back then Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (SEV-2013-0295).


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