Available equipment

The Energy Materials lab has available several 3D printing technologies, techniques for devloping new materials such as thin films deposition, nanoparticles synthesis and application in many types of materials for functionalization and hence, multiple characterization techniques - ranging from structural/morphology techniques to optical and thermoelectric characterization

Equipment list

Films deposition and nanoparticles synthesis techniques

Sputtering machine

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  • Name: RF Sputtering
  • Brand model: Personalised Mantis system
  • Brand website: www.mantisdeposition.com
  • Description:Sputtering system to create thin films of materials used in the production of thermoelectric devices and transparent contacts
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room: 213

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Resistive Thermal Evaporation

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  • Name:Homemade resistive thermal evaporation system
  • Description:Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) of thin films, metallic and oxides by joule heating of a resistive boat
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room:Lab. Películas Finas

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Spray

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  • Name: Home made spray
  • Description: Films deposition
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room: 209

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Microwave

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Morphology characterization

Profilometer

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Atomic force microscopy

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  • Name: Atomic force microscope
  • Brand model: ALPHA RAS 300
  • Brand website: https://www.witec.de/products/afm-microscopes/alpha300-a/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInp7jpq6C5QIV1vhRCh2DzgpgEAAYASAAEgJtivD_BwE
  • Description:This atomic force microcope is designed for surface characterization on the nanometer scale (with lateral resolution down 1 nm and depth resolution < 0.3 nm). Two main operation modes are available: Contact Mode / lateral force and AC-mode / Phase imaging. WITec software for instrument and measurement control, also allows data evaluation and processing. For exemple, it allows determing the surface roughness.
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room: 213

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Composition characterization

Raman microscopy

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  • Name: Confocal Raman microscope
  • Brand model: ALPHA RAS 300
  • Brand website: https://www.witec.de/assets/Literature/Files/WITec-alpha300-Brochure.pdf
  • Description: A Raman spectrum provides sample information about quantitaty of a specific compound (peak intensity), identification of stress and strain states (peak shift), crystal symmetry and orientation (polarization state), etc. The microscope is suitable for single point acquisition spectra and 2D imaging and also for depth profiling due to its high confocality. Raman imaging allows visualizing the distribution of the sample’s compounds. The minimum lateral spatial resolution is ~200 nm. Two exciting wavelengths for the incident light are available at the Energy Materials Lab: 533 nm and 633 nm.
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room: 213

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Optical properties characterization

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer

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Flurimeter

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Electrical and thermoelectric properties characterisation

Photonic Hall Effect

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Potentiostat

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3D printers

Paste printers

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Paste printer Home made paste printer 3D PlotterBot Micro 8
Brand website: - - www.deltabots.com
Description: Printing of 3D objects by mechanical extrusion of pastes, for example ceramic pastes. This equipment can also work with a filament printer, has another adapter for this feature. Printing 3D objects by extruding compressed air from pastes, for example hydrogels. This equipment has a laser for crosslinking the paste during printing. In addition to 3D printing, this equipment can also be used to make spray deposition. 3D Potter is an entry-level 3D ceramic printer. Can print clay in large quantities (up to 1000mL)
Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais DCM - Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais DCM - Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais
Room: 209 209 209

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Filament printers

Equipement details
  • Name: Prusa
  • Brand model: Prusa i3
  • Brand website:  www.prusa3d.com
  • Description: Make three dimensional solid objects from extrusion of filament. Used many types of filament, for example PLA and ABS (are the more usually).
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room: 209

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Extruder of filament

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  • Name: Filabot
  • Brand model: Filabot EX2 filament extruder
  • Brand website:  www.filabot.com
  • Description: The Filabot EX2 system is a mid level extrusion system. The goal this equipement is the recycling is that failed prints don't end up in the trash.
  • Departement: DCM - Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais
  • Room: 209

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