Noteworthy Activities and Developments

  • Implementation techniques for the molten state of polymer materials on a laboratory and semi-pilot scale (reactive extrusion, etc.)
  • Techniques for depositing and structuring thin films (vacuum sublimation deposition, plasma deposition, ALD, 3D printing and inkjet)
  • Techniques for the in-depth characterisation of molecular structures (mass spectrometry – MALDI-ToF, ESI-ToF, LC-MS (MS), HRMS, GC-MS, ion mobility – infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, etc.)
  • Techniques for characterising physical properties of materials (ellipsometry, electrical conductivity, permeation to gases, etc.)
  • Mechanical and thermomechanical characterisation of materials (traction bench, DSC, TGA, DMTA, etc.)
  • Surface characterisation techniques for materials (XPS, TOF-SIMS, scanning probe microscopy)
  • Physicochemical and structural characterisation techniques (Rheometre, FTIR, Zetometre, Turbiscan, UV-Vis, DRX, etc.)
  • Optical, morphological and mechanical characterisation techniques (2D and 3D rugosimetry, 3D digital microscopy, image analysis, macro- and microdurometres)
  • Identification of metal alloys (FluoX)
  • High-performance computers for the modelling of structural, optical and electronic properties of materials
  • Ageing and corrosion tests
  • Electrochemical techniques (polarisation curves, EIS, SVET, SECM, DEA)
  • Gas analysers
  • Diagnosis of plasmas by energy- and time-resolved mass spectrometry, LIF (Laser Induced Fluorescence), electrostatic probe, absorption and optical emission, etc.
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