Equipment

MATERIALS PREPARATION

Soft chemical routes, including colloidal chemistry, are the main methods used to prepare the materials in the group.

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STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION

Crystaline structural characterization is performed by three X-ray diffractometers: two for powders and one for single crystals.

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SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION

Spectroscopic techniques provide information on coordination number, coordination geometry, nature of first neighbours, population of structural sites...

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ELECTRIC PROPERTIES

The electrical properties of the materials are relevant physical features, which determine their functional properties for many applications... 

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Chemical Analysis

The elemental chemical analyses are performed by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), CHONS elemental analysis and ICP-MS spectroscopy.

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THERMAL PROPERTIES

Thermal studies are used in materials and environmental sciences, food and pharmaceutical industries, etc. 

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MAGNETIC PROPERTIES

The magnetic behaviour is an important feature for many solids and it supports their functional properties and applications.

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ADSOPTION OF GASES AND VAPORS

The performance of porous solids in gas adsorption, storage and separation and in catalysis is related mainly to their specific surface area, pore volume, adsorption... 

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SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION

Iverse Gas Chromatography (IGC) is an easy and versatile technique for solid surface characterization; but also, the group counts with an AFM... 

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING

Advances in computing power and software make possible the potential to design, synthesize, characterize and test materials in a virtual context.

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ELECTROCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION

Advances in computing power and software make possible the potential to design, synthesize, characterize and test materials in a virtual context.

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CATALYSTS CHARACTERIZATION 

The catalysts characterization analyses provide information of: the catalytic activity, selectivity, stability and regenerability of the materials.

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