3 June 2019

Optical-Mechanical-Electrical facilities

Light Beam Induced Current (LBIC) is a primarily in the photovoltaic sector well established method for the spatial resolved measurement of recombination active defects in semiconductor materials

LBIC system

Thanks to its versatility and explanatory power, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is the most-employed Thermal Analysis method. NETZSCH DSC instruments work according to the heat flow principle and are characterized by a three-dimensional symmetrical construction with homogeneous heating. Sensors with high calorimetric sensitivity, short time constants and a condensation-free sample chamber in the calorimeter cell guarantee high detection sensitivity and stable, reproducible baselines over the entire life cycle of a calorimeter: ideal qualifications for successful application in research and academia, materials development and quality control.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry system Model LFA 467 NETZSCH

This high end, high current potentiostat/galvanostat, with a compliance voltage of 30 V and a bandwidth of 1 MHz, is specially designed for electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

The PGSTAT302N is the succesor of the popular PGSTAT30. The maximum current is 2 A, the current range can be extended to 20 A. The current resolution is 30 fA at a current range of 10 nA.


Potentiostat-galvanostat system Metrohm autolab pgstat 302N

The AGX Series of universal testing machines (UTM) is capable of performing very fast testing cycles, due to the option of selecting a 100 kN max, HS table-top type that,allows faster testing of elastic specimens (like rubber). The short column type (model SC) represents an excellent solution for compression tests on small parts, like electrical and electronic components. The  size of testing space and its height,  make it ideal for use in confined areas. This model also features power-standby mode, that reduces environmental impact by lowering power consumption from 10 to 25% (based on frame capacity), cutting CO2 emissions. Additionally, this unit is capable of real time auto-tuning of control parameters (depending on the stress and strain data obtained during testing) and comparing unknown sample data, without any pre-testing.

Universal test machine AGX Series Shimadzu

The Instron 8801 is a compact servohydraulic fatigue testing that meets the challeging demands of various static and dynamic testing requirements. 8801 systems provide complete testing solutions to satisfy the needs of advanced materials and components testing, and are ideally suited for fatigue testing and fracture mechanics. The compact design of 8801 frame makes it ideal for installation within any laboratory environment, generally without the need for strengthened floors or raised celing heights.


-Double-acting servohydraulic actuator with force capacity up to 100kN.

-High stiffness, precision-aligned load frame with twin colums and actuator in lower base.

-Designed for both dynamic and static testing on a variety of materials and components choice of hydraulic configuration and dynamic performance to suit application.

-Extra-height frame option for testing longer load strings.

-Adjustable upper crosshed with hydraulic lifts and locks fitted as standard for easy adjustment of daylight.

-Compact servohydraulic test systems-frame requires less than 0.5m2 of floor space.

-Hydrostatic bearing actuators for higher side-load resistance or material critical applications, such as low cycle fatigue (LCF).

Mechanical test machine INSTRON 8801 50kN-100kN

The Raman spectrophotometer of the Cádiz University has got a geometry that uses a double monochromator Jobin Yvon U1000 equipped with a Hamamatsu R-943 photomultiplier that detects the number of photons and a diode pumped solid state (DPSS) laser emitting at 532 nm from CNI lasers, model MSL-III-532 nm-50mW. To focus the laser beam, this equipment is equipped with a 40X microscope objective lens and a micrometric platform onto which the sample was placed and whose height was altered for correct focusing. Moreover  neutral filters  are present in it. In turn, measuring the power of the incident beam  the system are equipped with a S20MM light power meter.

JobinIVon U1000 double monochromator Raman spectrophotometer

FT-IR spectrophotometer facilities at the Cádiz University can rapidly identify, quantify and verify your routine samples. In this eqimpent a spectral range from 7,500 to 370 cm-1, can be analyzed through a standard KBr beamsplitter with a resolution better than 1 cm-1 (apodized). The FT-IR has got an  interferometer with the following characteristics:  rocksolid, permanent aligned, high stability, 

IR bruker tensor-37 spectrophotometer