Facilities

The research facilities are located in rooms 02.6.6 and 01.6.18 in the South Tower, and in room 0.07 in Mecânica II at Alameda Campus of Instituto Superior Técnico. 

To schedule or get more information about the equipments please contact us.

3D-Printer

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3D-Printer

Manufacturing physical objects from 3D digital models

  • Model: LulzBot mini adapted for paste printing.

  • Nozzle diameter: Adaptable needle (diameter: 0.1-0.7 mm).

  • Printing area: 160 mm x 160 mm x 180 mm.

  • Layer Resolution - 0.05-0.4 mm.

Conductivity meter
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HI-2003 Edge® Conductivity Meter

Conductivity measurements.

  • EC Range: 0.00 to  500.0 mS/cm absolure EC

  • Temperature Range: -20.0 to 120.0 °C

  • Probe: HI763100

Electrospinning
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Electrospinning

Fiber production method.

  • Power source  - GenVolt high voltage power supply 73030 (output voltage: 0-30 kV).

  • Pump -  Syringe pump NE-300 New Era Pump systems.

  • Spinneret - Adaptable needle (diameter: 0.1-0.7 mm).

  • Collector - Stationary plate collector (Distant to nozzle - 20 cm).

Goniometer
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Goniometer

Contact angle measurements. 

Surface tension analysis.

  • Atmosphere control.

  • Temperature control.

  • Sessile drop and captive bubble methods.

HPLC
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HPLC Waters system

Separate, identify, and quantify polar and non polar component

 

  • Alliance 2695 (Capacity: 120 samples, Temperature range: RT to 65ºC, Empower 2 post processor software).

HET-CAM Test Incubator
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HET-CAM Test Incubator

Irritancy evaluation liquids and samples.

  • Temperature range 25 - 40ºC.

  • Humidity detector.

Profilometer
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Optical Profilometer Profilm 3D

Measures surface profiles/roughness

  • Objective 20x: Field-of-View of 1.0 x 0.85 mm.

  • thickness scope,VSI  50nm-100mm

  • thickness scope ,PSI  0-3 µm

  • sample reflectivity range, 0.05%-100%

QCM-D
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QSense Analyser - Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation

Real-time, nanoscale technique for analyzing surface phenomena including thin film formation, interactions and reactions.

Rheometer
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Rheometer MCR 92

​Viscosity measurements.

  • Angular frequency: 10-4 - 628 rad/s.

  • Speed: 10-3 - 1500 rpm.

  • Maximum temperature range: -5 to 200 ºC.

  • Torque resolution: 100 nNm.

  • Max Torque: 125 mNm.

  • Minimum torque, rotation/oscillation: 1 µNm.

Spectrophotometer

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Multiskan® GO UV/Vis spectrophotometer

Performs endpoint, kinetic and spectral scanning assays.

  • 96- and 384-well plates, and cuvettes.

  • Wavelenght: 200 to 1000 nm.

  • Light source: Xenon flash lamp.

  • Temperature range: 2 to 45 °C.

Texture analyser
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TA.XT Express Texture Analyser

 

Mechanical properties 

  • Force Capacity: 5kg.f (50N); 1kg.f (10N) optional.

  • Force Resolution: 0.1g.

  • Loadcells: 0.5kg, 5kg, 10kg.

  • Speed Range: 0.1 - 10mm/s.

  • Sample Test Area: 247x228mm.

Lyophilizer
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Lyophilizer (Freeze-Dryer) Alpha 1-2 LDPlus

Lyophilization of samples

  • Ice condenser capacity 2.5 kg

  • Ice condenser performance 2 kg/24 h

  • Ice condenser temperature -55 °C

  • Vacuum control

Tribometer
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Tribometer TTR3

Measurement of friction, wear, and lubrication.

  • Normal force range: up to 60 N

  • Friction force range: up to 20 N 

  • Friction force resolution: 0.06 mN

  • Rotation speed: 0.2 rpm to 2000 rpm

  • Rotation radius: up to 40 mm

  • Maximum torque: 450 mN.m