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Chemical Analysis and Spectroscopy Laboratory

  • AAS determination of elements: As, Ag, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Pb, Si, Se, Sn, Ti, Zn
  • Soil, plants, food and industrial materials
  • Optimization and research on new measurement procedures
  • Developments and validation of analytical methods
  • Identification of clean substances and components of simple mixes
  • Determining of purity of chemical compounds
  • Control of chemical reaction progress
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Testing of intermolecular reacting
  • Analysis of surface/cross section composition (microscopic imaging with the FT-IR method)
  • Testing of solid catalysts (adsorption processes)
  • Testing of thin films and protein solutions

  • Measurements of emission and excitation spectra of provided materials, including time-resolved spectra; with spectral range of excitation from 200 to 900 nm, detection range from 200 to 1010 nm;
  • Decay time measurements including picosecond and nanosecond ones with the use of TCSPC method; with picosecond laser, Supercontinuum Fianium White Lase UV: spectral range of excitation from 390 to 2000 nm and detection at the wavelength from 390 to 1400 nm;
  • Determination of quantum yields for phosphors with spectral range of excitation from 200 to 900 nm, and detection from 200 to 1010 nm;
  • Full characterization of emission properties of organic and inorganic compounds; as crystals, powders and nano-materials;
  • Synthesis of compounds with well defined luminescent properties
  • iCE3500 AAS Spectrometer (Thermo Scientific)
    – double-beam atomic absorption spectrometer with two measuring chamber
    – possibility to measure using several AAS techniques: Graphite Furnace AAS, Flame AAS, Hydride Generation AAS and Cold Vapour AAS
    – possibility of simultaneous correction for background in a graphite furnace using a deuterium lamp and based on the Zeeman effect (increased sensitivity of the assays of some elements)
    – spectral range: 190 – 900 nm
  • VP100 Continuous Flow Vapour Generator producing hydride and mercury cold vapours (Thermo Scientific)
  • EC100 electric furnace for atomization of samples processed by a hydride generation device (Thermo Scientific)
    – greater precision and sensitivity of metal content measurements,
  • ETHOS One microwave digestion labstation with HPR-1000/10S high-pressure segmented rotor (Milestone)
    – versatility in the preparation of samples
  • Muffle furnace, ball mill, homogenizers
    – versatility in the preparation of sample

measurement in the range from 12000 to 350 cm-1;
attachments: transmission, reflective ATR (Smart Orbit, HATR Smart ARK), photoacoustic PAS (Gasera PA301), dispersing DRIFTS (Praying Mantis), liquid cells, gas cells, Smart Proteus
typical applications: sample measurements: hard and soft polymers, rubbers, powders, pastes, gels, thin films, coatings, water solutions; testing of adsorption processes, chemical reaction progressing, determining the secondary protein structure
The measurement module for testing thin coatings PEM-IRRAS (Thermo Scientific)
The measurement module SPR100 for testing biological samples with the resonant surface plasmons FT-SPR method (Thermo Scientific)
The microscope FT-IR Nicolet iN10 MX (Thermo Scientific):
the spatial resolution of 25 μm; detection of samples size 5 μm; measurement in the range from 7600 to 450 cm-1;
measurements in the transmission layout, reflection layout and micro ATR;
rapid mapping of sample surfaces (area 1.2 x 1.2 mm in 4.5 minute with sampling every 25 μm) in order to e.g. determine the distribution of appearance or the particular chemical compound on the surface of the particular sample;
an integrated coloured, digital camera CCD;
a motor driven microscope stage with movement range 5 cm x 12 cm;
the stage Linkam FTIR600 enabling measurements within temperature range from -196 do +600 °C (maximal heating speed 130 °C/ min.)


Port Polish Center for Technology Development – FT- IR Laboratory

Port Polish Center for Technology Development – FT- IR Laboratory

  • FLS980 Fluorescence Spectrometer (Edinburgh Instruments):
    – emission and excitation spectra, and measurements of lifetimes in the range from microseconds to seconds with using microsecond Xe lamp as excitation source:
    a. set of detectors – lifetime measurements at wavelengths from 200 to 1400 nm
    b. spectral range of excitation from 200 to 2000 nm,
    c. set of detectors and grids, measurements of emission spectra from 200 to 2550 nm measurements at RT and 77 K
  • FLS980 Fluorescence Spectrometer with the sphere for determining quantum yield (Edinburgh Instruments):
    – determination of quantum yields of solutions, powders and thin films
    – spectral measurements with using Xe lamp as excitation source:
    a. spectral range of excitation from 200 to 900 nm,
    b. spectral range of emission from 200 to 1010 nm,
  • Stationary measurement module, fluorescence and phosphorescence decay time (Edinburgh Instruments):
    – excitation source :
    – Xe lamp (from 200 to 2000 nm)
    – Xe μF2 high energy lamp for phosphorescence measurement
    – nF920 Nanosecond Flashlamp
    – Vis-IR Supercontinuum Laser from 390 to 2200 nm, emission spectral range from 200 to 2200 nm, enabling measurements of picosecond and nanosecond lifetimes with TCSPC method in the range from 390 to 1400 nm;
    – Measurements of sub-nanosecond and nanosecond lifetimes at wavelengths from 200 to 1400 nm, excited with a nanosecond lamp (200 to 400 nm)
    – Measurements of picosecond and nanosecond lifetimes with TCSPC method at 980 nm excitation with a diode laser
  • UV-vis Evolution 300 Spectrophotometer (Thermo Scientific):
    – double beam
    – source: Xe lamp
    – spectral range: 190 – 1100 nm
    – spectral resolution: 0.5 nm
  • Nicolet is50 FT-IR Spectroometer (Thermo Scientific):
    – two radiation sources: visible and infrared
    – three detectors
    – overall spectral range: 28000 cm–1 – 2800 cm–1 (357 nm – 3.57 μm)
    – spectral resolution: 0.125 cm–1
  • Cryostats with ARS-4HW compressor (Advanced Research Systems Inc.):
    – minimal temperature: 10 K
    – compatible with UV-vis and FT-IR spectrometers and Edinburg Instruments fluorescence spectrometer
  • Diffuse reflection accessory Praying Mantis (Harrick Scientific Instruments):
    – compatible with UV-vis and FT-IR spectrometers
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Posted by Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz - PORT Polski Ośrodek Rozwoju Technologii, Posted on 28.12.2020