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Laboratory of preparation and analysis of materials

Headdoc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
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Phone number+420 532 290 301
Room102b
DepartmentCEITEC IPM

The laboratory focuses on the preparation of nano to macro particle precursors for newly developing materials. Apart from the preparation of new materials, the Laboratory offers an analysis of a wide range of materials via light optical microscopy and selective/color etching. Another field of expertise is the preparation of a top quality surface for EBSD and AFM analysis, defect-free complex surfaces preparation via electrolytic and chemical polishing and hardness measurement.

Technicians


NamePhone numbersRoomsE-mail
Ing. Martin Buchtík +420 532 290 384 224
Bc. Jiří Honč +420 532 290 384 224
Ing. Karel Krahula +420 532 290 383 224 krahula@ipm.cz
Ing. Michaela Krystýnová +420 532 290 384 224
Jiří Matoušek +420 532 290 384 224 jmatousek@ipm.cz

Brillant 220 automatic / manual metallographic saw Metalco

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Brillant-220 is an universal precision saw designed for manual and automatic precision cutting of very small and larger specimens.

Digital microscope Olympus DSX1000

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
The Olympus DSX1000 digital microscope enables recording of 2D / 3D images using long working distance objective lenses.

GW INSTEK PSU 60-25 programmable laboratory power supply

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
GW INSTEK PSU 60-25 DC switching laboratory power supply is a programmable power supply with an output voltage of 0-60 V and a maximum output current of 25 A.

P750 DOSTMANN thermometer with immersion probe

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
P750 DOSTMANN thermometer with an immersion probe allows temperature measurement of liquids and loose materials in measuring range from -100 to 1100 ° C with the possibility of on-line data processing.

Saphir 550 automatic grinder and polisher with Rubin 520 grinding unit Metalco

Contact person:
Saphir 550 automatic single-disc preparation system with 300 mm disk is designed for grinding and polishing of metallographic specimens.

Jenway 7415 spectrophotometer

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Jenway 7415 spectrophotometer allows measurement of spectra in ultraviolet and visible spectrum and the concentration of solutions.

Olympus GX51 Inverted Metallographic Microscope

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
The GX51 inverted microscope provides high stability to support excellent image clarity and superb resolution with high magnifications and comfortable operability.

Jacomex GP Campus glovebox

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
The stainless steel glovebox with glass protective shield allows work in an atmosphere of inert gases (Ar, He).

Stereomicroscope Leica S9i

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Compact stereomicroscope with an optical system with 12° scattering optical paths and and apochromatic optics incorporated in the microscope and an integrated camera.

Tergeo plasma cleaner

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Compact cleaner designed for SEM specimen cleaning, activating functional groups on polymers, metals, and ceramics, achieving hydrophilic wettability, improving bonding strength and printability, etc.

Sonopuls ultrasonic homogenizer Bandelin

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Sonopuls ultrasonic homogenizer generates high-performance ultrasound with high intensities and ultrasonic amplitudes, which are transferred into liquid media using the probe (metal tip).

VibroMet 2 Vibratory Polisher Buehler

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
VibroMet 2 Vibratory Polisher is designed to prepare high quality polished surfaces on a wide variety of problematically polished materials (such as soft materials, superalloys, microelectronic parts, etc.).

Panalytical ZetaSizer Ultra Malvern

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
The Zetasizer Ultra is a system for the measurement of particle and molecular size in the range from 0.3 nm to 10 µm, particle charge and particle concentration.

OPAL 410 Hot Mounting Press ATM

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Fully automatic Opal 410 hot mounting metallographic press with an electro-hydraulic system and an included cooling system for automatic specimen cooling is used for the preparation of metallographic specimens.

Pulverisette 2 Mortar Grinder

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
A classic variable grinder that can handle both hard-brittle and soft-wet materials.

UF55 universal oven Memmert

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Universal equipment suitable for drying, heating, aging, burn-in, and hardening.

ZEISS Neophot 32 Metallographic Microscope

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
The inverted optical metallographic microscope for structural analysis of examined samples in a bright/dark field, polarized light, and differential interferometric contrast.

Duramin microhardness tester Struers

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Duramin microhardness tester for Vickers and Knoop hardness tests performed in a range of loads from 98.07 mN (10 g) to 19.61 N (2 kg).

Saphir 320 and 330 Grinding & Polishing Machines ATM

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Single/double wheel manual grinders and polishers with Ø 230 mm wheels are used for specimens grinding on grinding papers/discs and polishing on polishing clothes with diamond pastes or suspensions.

Carl Zeiss Jena Stereo Microscope

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Binocular stereoscopic microscope predetermined for observation of three-dimensional objects in reflected light.

ZHV30 Vickers Hardness Tester ZwickRoell

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
The ZHV30 low-load Vickers hardness tester used for hardness tests according to ISO 6507 and ASTM E384 in the test-load range from HV0.2 to HV30.

SD1600 digital hotplate Stuart

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Digital hotplate with microprocessor temperature control and LCD display.

Quintix® 224-1S precision balance Sartorius

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Accurate 0.1 mg precision balance with weighing capacity of 220 g and with internal, fully automatic, temperature and time-controlled "isoCAL" calibration, or manual external calibration.

VC-50 saw LECO

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
Precision saw with the diamond cutting disc is suitable for cutting extremely hard materials.

MATRIX MPS-7061 60V/10A power supply

Contact person: doc. Ing. Stanislava Fintová, Ph.D.
DC regulated power supply of constant voltage or current is used for electrolytic polishing and etching.