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Facilities and Equipment Description

  • Ion and UV irradiation center
  • High Vacuum (better than 10-7 mbar, or 7.5 10-8 torr) scattering chamber
  • Mechanical workshop with updated machinery
  • Electronic workshop
  • Computer center with full internet capacity
  • Ion implanter Danfysik 1080 30 kV, on Dec 2002 upgrade to 200kV
  • Cryocooler CTI (min. operating temperature 10 K)
  • Macro-micro FTIR Spectrophotometer Bruker Equinox 55 (0.8-200 micron)
  • Fully equipped (integrating sphere) UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer Perkin-Elmer Lambda 19 (175-3200 nm)
  • Confocal Raman spectrograph (macro and micro) with triple monochromator Spex 1877, OMA and PMT detectors
  • Lasers: Ar ions 300 mW; He-Ne 35 mW
  • OPTHOS VUV Lamp 10.2 eV
  • FTIR Spectrophotometer Perkin-Elmer System 1710 (2.3-25 micron)
  • Accessory for Specular Reflection Spectroscopy (Perkin-Elmer)
  • Quartz balances
  • Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, QMS 200, PRISMA (Balzers)
  • Other Common Laboratory Instrumentation and Tools

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