Εξοπλισμός

FTIR Spectrometer

RNANO is equipped with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), a technique which is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption, emission, photoconductivity or Raman scattering of a solid, liquid or gas.

Nanoindenter

Quasistatic nanoindentation has become the standard technique used for nanomechanical characterization of materials. A quasistatic nanoindentation test is performed by applying and removing a load to a sample in a controlled manner with a geometrically well-defined probe.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Atomic Force Microscope delivers accurate, high-resolution imaging and a wide range of functionality for the physical, life, and material sciences.

Εκβολέας και Πιλοτική Παραγωγή Ινών Άνθρακα

H εργαστηριακή μονάδα RNano είναι εξοπλισμένη με εκβολέα και πιλοτική παραγωγή ινών άνθρακα.

Optical Microscope

R-Nano is equipped with an optical microscope, with the ability to observe materials (metallographic, or polarized microscope) and biological samples (inverted microscope). Additionally, it is possible to observe biological samples with a fluorescent microscope, which is installed to the microscope.

Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition (T-CVD) apparatus

The growth of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) is obtained by chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

Tensile/Compression

WDW-50 E is a new kind of electronic universal testing machine. Performs mechanical tests on rectangular and circular cross-section specimens for tensile, compression and bending, with a maximum loading of 50 kN.

Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy

R-NANO is equipped with a UV-vis spectrometer for the quantitative determination of different analytes, such as transition metal ions, highly conjugated organic compounds, and biological macromolecules in solutions.

pH/ISE benchtop meter

The need of accurate nanoparticles’ characterization which function as chloride ion-traps and are synthesized in R-NANO led to the conduction of measurements that require chloride selective electrodes. Moreover, as the ability of the chloride ion-trap nanoparticles to trap chlorides is depended on the pH and temperature of the under estimation solution, the aforementioned instrument measures the pH and the temperature, as well.

Water/oil bath instrument

A water/oil bath instrument provides the opportunity to conduct experiments in stable elevated temperatures till 200 oC.

Centrifuge instrument

R-NANO lab is equipped with a centrifuge instrument. Centrifugation is a process that involves the use of the centrifugal force for the sendimentation of heterogeneous mixtures with a centrifuge. Nanoparticles and nanocontainers are obtained via centrifuge separation from precursor solutions. The capability of the aforementioned centrifuge instrument is 20,000 rpm when microcentrifuge tubes of 2.0 mL of liquid are used and 8,000 rpm when tubes of 200 mL of liquid are used.

Water Distiller

R-NANO lab is equipped with a water distiller. Distillation is a process of separating the component substances from a liquid mixture by selective vaporization and condensation. The pH of the obtained distilled water is ranged from 5.5 to 6.5 due to the hydrolysis of carbon dioxide that gives hydrogen carbonates and hydrogen actions. The capability of the instruments is the production of 5 L of distilled water per hour.

Dip coater

The aim of this instrument is the processing and developing of sol-gel coatings in many different fields of application. The plastic or metal panels are stabilized to an appropriate receptor and then are dipped into a sol-gel solution with a constant withdraw rate controlled by a computer.

Prototype contact angle apparatus

The contact angle is the angle, conventionally measured through the liquid, where a liquid/vapor interface meets a solid surface. It quantifies the wettability of a solid surface by a liquid via the Young equation. A given system of solid, liquid, and vapor at a given temperature and pressure has a unique equilibrium contact angle. However, in practice contact angle hysteresis is observed, ranging from the so-called advancing (maximal) contact angle to the receding (minimal) contact angle. The equilibrium contact is within those values, and can be calculated from them. The equilibrium contact angle reflects the relative strength of the liquid, solid, and vapor molecular interaction.