test
Facilities
Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry (GD-OES) - GD-PROFILER 2 by HORIBA Jobin Yvon
RF Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry (RF-GD-OES) can provide both the surface and bulk composition to all elements for almost all solid materials, including metals, metal coatings, semiconductors, polymer coatings, glass, ceramics, etc.
High temperature impulse excitation technique IMCE HT1600
The system allows obtaining temperature dependence of the elastic properties of the material by non-destructive impulse excitation method.
High temperature test system
A test system is designed for testing at temperatures up to 1600°C. Tests of metals, ceramics and composites can be performed in vacuum or under a protective argon atmosphere.
Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS©) 9T
EverCool II (2 - 400 K; 0 - 9 T)
Quantum-mechanical (ab-initio or first-principles) methods
for electronic structure calculations
Scanning electron microscope Tescan LYRA 3 XMH FEG/SEM
Scanning electron microscope with FEG electron source.
Scanning electron microscope Tescan LYRA 3 XMU FEG/SEMxFIB
Contact person: Ing. Ivo Kuběna, Ph.D.
Scanning electron microscope Tescan LYRA 3 XMU FEG/SEMxFIB with FEG electron source.
Screw driven testing machine ZWICK Z50
A universal testing system predominately used for quasi-static tensile, compressive, bending experiments of polymers, metals, ceramic and their composites at wide range of temperatures.
Setaram PCT PRO – E&E
It is a fully automated Sievert’s instrument for measurement of gas sorption properties of materials.
Transmission electron microscope JEOL JEM-2100F
High resolution transmission electron microscope JEOL JEM-2100F with FEG electron source.
Universal test system INSTRON 8862 with electromechanical actuator
A universal testing system predominately used for bending and compressive experiments of ceramic and ceramic composites at room temperatures.
VSM magnetometers
Contact person: RNDr. Miroslav Hapla,
5 – 1073 K
X-ray powder diffractometer – X´Pert Pro
X-ray powder diffractometer X´Pert Pro (PanAnalytical) with Bragg-Brentano geometry
Instrumented impact tester Zwick/Roell B5113.303 (50 J)
Load measurement, different instrumented and non-instrumented pendulums from 0.5J up to 50J, dynamic tensile test adaptor. The fracture process can be monitored by high speed camera Olympus i-SPEED 3 with extreme low light sensitivity and up to 150,000 fps recoding.
Micro-testing machine MTS Tytron 250
Load cell up to ± 250 N, loading speed up to 0.5 m/s. Fixtures for tensile and three or four point bend test.
Olympus LEXT OLS3100 confocal microscope with AFM modul
Microscope for documentation of microstructure and fracture surfaces, 3D reconstruction of surfaces and their further geometrical analysis.
Transmission electron microscope Philips CM12 STEM
Contact person: Miroslav Daniel,
Analytical transmission electron microscope Philips CM12 STEM with thermoemission source of electrons.
Creep machine for helicoid spring specimens
Contact person: RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
Two creep machines for high strain sensitivity tests at medium stresses.
Creep machine for torsion tests
Contact person: RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
Creep machine for torsion tests with high strain sensitivity at low stresses.
Creep machines - our own design
35 creep machines of our own construction allowing tests up to 950°C and various loading modes.

In all tests - possibility of protective atmosphere: purified dry argon, hydrogen, nitrogen.
Creep machines for helikoid spring specimens (high sensitivity, low stresses)
Contact person: RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
Two machines for creep experiments with high strain sensitivity at low stresses.
Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 20kN with furnace MAYTEC up to 1400°C
Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 20kN, with furnace MAYTEC up to 1400 °C, testing in Ar protective atmosphere or vacuum.
Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 50kN, with furnace MAYTEC up to 1200 °C
Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 50kN, with furnace MAYTEC up to 1200 °C, testing in air and Ar protective atmosphere
ESPI System Q-300 Dantec Dynamics
An Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) for high sensitive displacement and strain analysis.
INSTRON E3000 with linear motor technology
Electrodynamic testing instrument INSTRON with closed control loop for static or dynamic testing from very small to high frequencies (200 Hz and more). Maximal load is of ±3000 N for dynamic testing and ±2100 N for static testing. The system is equipped with temperature controlled chamber INSTRON 3119-605 with a temperature range from -100°C in LN2 atmosphere (-70 °C in CO2) to 350 °C and the internal dimensions of 485×240×230 mm.
IR FURNACE MILA-5000 ULVAC-RIKO, Inc.
The furnace MILA-5000 is characterized by extremely high rate of heating and rapid cooling of samples in vacuum, protective atmosphere or air.
MTS 809 axial – torsional test system
Contact person: Ing. Jiří Man, Ph.D.
Servohydraulic MTS 809 axial – torsional test system allowing us to perform isothermal fatigue testing with independent bi-axial loading at temperatures from 24°C up to 1400°C.
MTS 810 servo-hydraulic testing machine for fatigue loading at temperature from 24°C up to 1000°C
Contact person: Ing. Jiří Man, Ph.D.
Testing system allowing us to perform isothermal fatigue loading at temperatures from 24°C up to 1000°C.
MTS 810 servo-hydraulic testing machine for fatigue loading at temperature range from -196°C up to 350°C
Contact person: Ing. Jiří Man, Ph.D.
Testing system allowing us to perform isothermal fatigue loading at temperature 24°C or when equipped with cryostat at low temperature from -196°C or equipped with environmental chamber in temperature range from -70°C up to 350°C.
MTS 880 servo-hydraulic testing machine for thermo-mechanical fatigue
Contact person: Ing. Jiří Man, Ph.D.
MTS 880 servo-hydraulic testing system allowing us to perform an independent mechanical and thermal cyclic loading in the temperature range from 24°C to 1200°C.
Resonant system Amsler 10 HFP 1478, 100 kN, push-pull
Resonant pulsator dedicated mainly for fatigue tests at high temperatures. The testing device is equipped by furnace with possible heating up to 1000 °C. Work resonant frequency is controlled by electromagnetic actuator. Test frequency is adjustable and is usually in range of 100 to 130 Hz. Movable crosshead of the pulsator enables application of mean force loads, i.e. asymmetrical fatigue tests.
Resonant system Amsler 2 HFP, 20 kN, push-pull, temperature up to 600 °C
Resonant electromagnetic pulsator equipped by accessories for testing of compact tensile specimens and 3 point bending test dedicated mainly for fatigue crack propagation measurements. Therefore, the pulsator is upgraded by pair of camera system for fine measurement of actual crack length. Maximum dynamic force 25 kN predetermines this testing device for small specimen testing. Test frequency can be in range of 35 to 300 Hz.
Resonant system Schenck PVQ, 60 kN, push-pull
Resonant pulsator with mechanical actuator. Possible test frequencies are from 12 to 83 Hz. Test machine is suitable for force controlled fatigue tests of larger samples thanks to the size and stiffness of frame. Dynamic load can be up to 30 kN and mean load up to 36 kN. The pulsator is dedicated for fatigue crack propagation tests of flat specimens (push/pull or push/push tests) or 3 point bending test specimens.
SATEC creep machines
Eight creep machines for conventional tests of metallic materials up to 1000°C in air.
Screw driven testing machine ZWICK Z2.5 equipped with micro hardness head ZHU0.2 with optics
Load cell of testing machine up to 2.5 kN. Micro hardness head equipped with instrumented Vickers, Knoop and universal micro-hardness test with load up to 200 N and position resolution 20 nm.
Servohydraulic system Zwick/Roell Amsler HC25, push-pull
Compact table model of servo-hydraulic pulsator dedicated for static and dynamic material testing. Pulsator is capable to load the specimen by forces up to 25 kN. Maximum stroke of grips is 250 mm. Testing device is able to control mechanical tests in control regime of force or displacement. Electronic controlling system enables tailoring of a course of the mechanical test according to operator needs. Zwick/Roell Amsler HC25 is mainly determined for fatigue tests with low frequencies and with needs of fine level of control.
Schenck PVQ
Resonant pulsator equipped with mechanical actuator. Possible test frequencies are from 12 to 83 Hz. Test machine is suitable for force controlled fatigue tests of larger samples thanks to the size and stiffness of frame. Dynamic load can be up to 30 kN and mean load up to 36 kN. The pulsator is dedicated for fatigue crack propagation tests of flat specimens (push/pull or push/push tests) or 3 point bending test specimens.
Ultrasonic system for very high cycle fatigue measurements
Ultrasonic fatigue system pulsating at frequency of 20 kHz. This allows real-time measurement of very high cycle fatigue properties of materials at the number of cycles between 10 million to 10 billion. Measurement is possible under tension/compression and tension/tension conditions. It enables the measurement of SN (Wöhler) curves and fatigue crack propagation rates.
Acoustic emission kit Dakel IPL
for 4 channels continuous recording of AE signal with measuring and analysing software.
Analytical balances DENVER Summit
The analytical balances Denver Summit are precious tool for weighting of small samples with the precision of 0.1 mg. The available density kit broadens their application to the density measurement.
Diamond Saw LECO VC-50
The diamond saw is ideal for precise sectioning with minimal material deformation. It is suitable for sectioning of extremely hard materials - ceramics or metals.
Feritscope Fischer FMP 30
Contact person: Ing. Jiří Man, Ph.D.
Feritscope Fischer FMP 30 is equipment for measurement of the ferrite Content in Steels.
Furnace Balzers VSG 02
The vacuum induction furnace with maximum charge of about 0.3 kg. The melting experiments can be conducted under vacuum or in a protective atmosphere.
Furnace MAM-1
The furnace MAM-1 is an arc melter designed for melting samples of approximate weight of 5-20 g under protective atmosphere Ar. The batch is melted on water cooled copper plate and it is possible also suction casting. The maximum melting temperature is 3500°C.
Furnace Thoughventions Unlimited FF-HV1400
Furnace can perform heating of laboratory samples in high vacuum and protective atmosphere.
Grindosonic aparature
Instrument for the non-destructive measurement of the elastic properties of materials.
Laboratory furnace LAC LT
The laboratory horizontal tube furnace with 40mm inside diameter of tube. It can be used up to temperature 1300°C.
Laboratory furnaces Classic
Four horizontal tube furnaces with 40mm inside diameter of tube. They can be used up to temperature 1550°C. The temperature of sample is measured by thermocouple located near the sample. The temperature is stabilized within ± 1°C.
Long focal microscopes
Contact person:
Questar and Navitar are long focal microscopes for in-situ observation of specimen surface during loading.
LSC (Tri-Carb 3170 TR/SL)
The computer-controlled liquid scintillation analyzer of liquid samples (low-level liquid scintillation analyzer/counter LSC) is suitable for detecting of extremely low beta radioactivity.
Microtom Leica RM2255
The rotary automated microtome which allows precise sectioning of radioactive samples with accurate specimen settings enables to set an exact zero point and angle of cutting.
Millbrook MiniSIMS
The device is designed to chemical analysis of surface, concentration mapping and depth profiling of chemical composition in metal materials by SIMS method.
Planetary Micro Mill PULVERISETTE 7 premium line
● optimal for hard, medium-hard, and britttle materials; ● 2 milling positions; ● grinding size of the bowl 80 ml; ● sample quantity 20 ml (min), 70 ml (max); ● material of grinding tools: tempered steel, stainless steel, zirconium oxide; ● dry/wet grinding process; ● milling in inert atmosphere; ● 100 up to 1100 rpm rotational speed
Portable Calibration Furnace ISOTECH Pegasus
Furnace for thermocouple calibration
Precise linear saw Buehler ISOMET 5000
The cutting machine allows precious sectioning of very hard materials using diamond blades of various dimensions.
Resonant system Cracktronic 8024, 70N/m, bending
Resonant table machine used for bending stress application and for precracking of impact test specimens. Maximum static bending moment reaches 70 Nm and dynamic 35 Nm. Test frequency can be up to 200 Hz according to the specimen shape.
Resonant system Fractronic 7801, 100 kN, push-pull, temperature up to 800°C
Electromagnetic resonant pulsator mainly for fatigue tests at high temperatures. Movable crosshead with possible recording of its position enables to measure cyclic creep curves and also conducting tests with periodical changes of mean load (i.e. suitable for combined cyclic tests). Test frequency ranges from 100 to 130 Hz.
Servohydraulic system Shimadzu 10kN
Servo-hydraulic pulsator equiped with device for hysteresis loop recording. Testing device is suitable for fatigue tests in area of low cycle fatigue and shorter high cycle fatigue because of low test frequencies (0,1 – 10 Hz).
Canberra 2404 alpha/beta/gamma
The system for detection of alfa/beta/gamma radioactivity. The system is equipped by two sensitive ionization chambers in anticoincidence arrangement.
Drop weight tester
according to ASTM standards.
Equipments for measurements of electrical resistivity
300 – 1000 K
Equipments for measurements of magnetoresistance
80 – 900 K, 1 T
Furnaces for heat treatment of materials
Oil free vacuum or gas atmosphere, up to 1300 K
Mössbauer spectrometers
5 – 1300 K
NaI/Tl Canberra 2007P
The system for detection and spectroscopy of gamma radiation.
Quadrupole mass spectrometer
For the furnace atmosphere
Remagraph-Remacomp Combination C710
at room temperature
Spark erosion system for material synthesis
Powder production
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Last update
21. 07. 2017