X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

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X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

The laboratory conducts analysis of the internal structure of solids, including metallic substances, semiconductors, insulators and geological, pharmaceutical, biological and inorganic powder materials.

The laboratory also offers:

  • qualitative and quantitative phase analysis of solids, powders and thin layers samples;
  • determination of the crystal structure of substances in a wide temperature range;
  • monitoring of phase transitions;
  • Characterization of samples with high resolution by low-angle X-ray scattering of liquids, powders, solids, gel samples and fibres (SAXS); wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS); study of composition, structure and stress epitaxial layers; micro-diffraction measurements in capillaries with online photographic registration of the analyzed area; measurements of texture and stress, temperature-dependent measurements.
  • Examination of samples in the form of powders, thin layers, ceramics, fibres; phase identification of larger objects; qualitative and quantitative analysis of powder samples, ceramics, composites and other solids; determination of cell parameters, size of crystallites and stress in a temperature range of 12 to 1473 K
  • Examination of nano-sized sampling using the following methods: small angel scattering (SAXS), PDF analysis (pair distribution function), monitoring of crystallization „in situ”, the designation of shape and size distribution of nano-particles, high-resolution diffraction measurements; determination of crystal structure from powder samples in a temperature range of 12 to 1473 K
  • Determination of crystal structure from single-crystal samples in a temperature range of 80 to 500 K.
    – high voltage generator of 4 kW, X-ray tubes Cu, Co and Ag
    – 240 mm goniometer in the vertical setup provides controlled x-ray source and detector motion with a resolution of 0.0001°and independent θ and 2 drive angles
    – scintillation point detector and semiconductor PIXcel detector on a double armscyntylacyjnego
    – high temperature chamber Anton Paar HTK1200N (298 to 1473 K) and low temperature Oxford Cryosystems PheniX (12 to 290 K)
    – changer for 15 samples, table for capillaries, 5-axis Euler cradle
    – dedicated software for diffractometer and temperature adapters control, quantitative and qualitative analysis with Rietveld analysis, analysis of stress, texture, epitaxial growth, reflectometry, easySAXS studies
    – powder diffraction database PDF-4+ and inorganic ICSD structures
    – Ball mill, hydraulic press
    – four-circle diffractometer equipped with two micro-focus X-ray tubes: Mo and Cu
    – CCD Atlas detector with a diameter of 135 mm
    – Oxford Cryosystems Cryostream Plus (from 80 to 500 K) cryo-cooler equipped with automatic system of replenishment of liquid nitrogen dewar with a capacity of 200 L
    – dry air generator
    – dedicated software for diffractometer and temperature attachment control and data reduction θθ

Sylwia Pawlak, PhD Eng. (HEAD OF THE LABORATORY)


e-mail: sylwia.pawlak@eitplus.pl

Phone: (48) 717347105

room: 0.20 (building 1)

Scientific Career:

M.Sc.: AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, 2008

Ph.D.: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2014

National and international professional experiences:

TU Wien (2 month, 2014)

Uniwersidad de Granada –09.2012 and 09-10.2013

European School in Material Science, Lublana, 2010 (1 week)

TU Wien (6 month, 2018)

Ewa Pęczek, MSc. Eng. (Process Engineer)


e-mail: ewa.peczek@eitplus.pl

Phone: (48) 717347145

room: 0.20 (building 1)

Przebieg kariery naukowej:

M.Sc.:            Militar University of Technology, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, 2016

National and international professional experiences:

The Building Research Institute(2 month)

  • Gancarz, T; Pstrus, J; Mosinska, S; Pawlak, S; „Effect of Cu Addition to Zn-12Al Alloy on Thermal Properties and Wettability on Cu and Al Substrates”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A- Physical Metallurgy and Matwerials Science, 2016, Volume:47A, Pages:368-377
  • Gancarz, T; Pstrus, J; Bobrowski, P; Pawlak, S; „Thermal and mechanical properties of lead-free SnZn-xNa casting alloys, and interfacial chemistry on Cu substrates during the soldering process”,Journal of alloys and compounds, 2016, Volume:679, Pages:442-453
  • Bonarski, JT; Tarkowski, L; Pawlak, S; Rakowska, A ; Major, L, „Materials stress diagnostics by X-ray and acoustic techniques”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 2014, Volume:59, Pages: 437-441
  • Czaplicka, M ; Bratek, L; Jaworek, K ; Bonarski, J; Pawlak, S; „Photo-oxidation of p-arsanilic acid in acidic solutions: Kinetics and the identification of by-products and reaction pathways”,  Chemical Enginnering Journal, 2014, Volume: 243, Pages:364-371
  • Lachowicz, MM ; Haimann, K ; Lachowicz, MB ; Jasionowski, R ; Pawlak, S; „Structural aspects of corrosion resistance in alloys based on the Fe3Al intermetallic phase in the cast state”, Materials Science-Poland, 2012, Volume:30, Pages: 217-225
  • Kowalski, J ; Pstrus, J; Pawlak, S; Kostrzewa, M; Martynowski, R ; Wolczynski, W; „ Influence of the regorging degree on the annihilation of the segregation defects in the massive forging ingots”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 2011, Volume:56, Pages: 1029-1043
  • Pawlak, S ; Dutka, K ; Bonarski, J, „Influence of laser-induced microstructure notches on the configuration of residual stresses in a steel plate”, Journal of Physics Conference Series, 2010, Volume:240
  • W. Polkowski, E. Pęczek, D. Zasada, Z. Komorek, ‘’Differential speed rolling of Ni3Al based intermetallic alloy – Effect of applied processing on structure and mechanical properties anisotropy’’, Materials Science and Engineering: A 647, 170-183 (2015)

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Tel: +48 71 720 16 45
e-mail: laboratoria@eitplus.pl

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