A Research Center on Nanomaterials and Energy
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The NanoQAM research center provides characterization and analysis services by making available its infrastructure and equipment. to other academic institutions and industrials. The research center offers access to seven services:

Nanomaterials synthesis

These instruments allow the synthesis of nanomaterials (organic, inorganic or hybrid) and nano-biomaterials. These syntheses can be fully controlled (temperature, atmosphere) and automated.

Thermal characterizations

These instruments are used to study the thermal properties of nanomaterials (stability, crystallinity, degradation products, phase change) under controlled atmospheres and for wide range of temperatures.

Optical characterization

These equipments are used to study the optical properties of nanomaterials: UV-visible, angle of rotation, fluorescence, luminance, etc...

Spectroscopic characterization

These equipments allow to characterize the composition of materials by experimental techniques such as mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, atomic adsoption and emission, infrared spectroscopies, etc...

Chromatographic characterizations

These chromatographic equipment in solid, gel and gas phases the separation of different kinds of compounds (organic, monomers or polymers) and the components identification using various spectroscopic detection systems (UV, IR, refractive index and mass spectrometry).

Microscopy and size measurements

Our range of microscopy equipments allows to image topography and physico-chemical activity of different kind of surfaces and also detect entities with micro- and nano-metric sizes.

Electrochemical measurements

All this equipment allows the complete characterization of the electrochemical activity and properties (impedance, conductivity, etc. ...) of all kind of materials.

Other characterizations

These equipments allow various characterizations of nanomaterials such as specific surface area, porosity, viscosity, surface tension and interaction or affinity constants.

Printing systems

These equipments allow to perform direct or indirect (masks), micro or nanoscale impressions of organic, inorganic or hybrid nanomaterials.

Deposition systems

All these facilities can perform thin film deposition (metals, parylene) by the techniques of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or eBeam.

Etchings and surface treatments

This series of equipment allows the processing and burning of surfaces: plasma cleaning, reactive ion etching, printed boards processing (manual or automatic).