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Device for phase analysis of materials with high iron content (up to 1000°C), spectrometer with high resolution for surface analysis, depth profile analysis and bulk analysis of electrically conductive and non-conductive samples and thin films. Calibrated methods for metallic materials - steels, metal alloys based on Ni, Ti, Al and profile analysis. Top transmission and scanning electron microscopes with EDS and EBSD detectors, SEM with an ion beam (FIB), optical microscopy, confocal microscopy with AFM module and other equipment.

Transmission electron microscope JEOL JEM-2100F

Contact: RNDr. Jiří Buršík, CSc., DSc.
High resolution transmission electron microscope JEOL JEM-2100F with FEG electron source.

Transmission electron microscope Philips CM12 STEM

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Analytical transmission electron microscope Philips CM12 STEM with thermoemission source of electrons.

Scanning electron microscope Tescan LYRA 3 XMH FEG/SEM

Contact: Ing. Ivana Podstranská
Scanning electron microscope with FEG electron source.

Scanning electron microscope Tescan LYRA 3 XMU FEG/SEMxFIB

Contact: Ing. Ivo Kuběna, Ph.D.
Scanning electron microscope Tescan LYRA 3 XMU FEG/SEMxFIB with FEG electron source.

Differential Scanning Calorimeters, DSC 204 Phoenix and DSC 404 Pegasus by Netzsch

Contact: RNDr. Aleš Kroupa, CSc.
The devices are used for the study of phase transformations in solids. DSC 204 is dedicated for low temperatures (-180 °C to 700 °C) and DCS 404 for high temperatures (to 1600 °C) range.

Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS) Gatan MODEL 691

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The System for TEM samples preparation by argon ions polishing

Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS II), Gatan MODEL 695

Contact: Ing. Dagmar Herzánová
The instrument designed to produce high-quality TEM specimens by argon ions polishing.

Cross Section Polisher SM-09010, JEOL

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Preparation of cross sections of different materials using an argon ion beam for SEM investigation.

Setaram PCT PRO – E&E

Contact: RNDr. Jiří Čermák, CSc., DSc.
It is a fully automated Sievert’s instrument for measurement of gas sorption properties of materials.

Diamond Saw LECO VC-50

Contact: RNDr. Jiří Čermák, CSc., DSc.
The diamond saw is ideal for precise sectioning with minimal material deformation. It is suitable for sectioning of extremely hard materials - ceramics or metals.

IR FURNACE MILA-5000 ULVAC-RIKO, Inc.

Contact: RNDr. Věra Rothová, Ph.D.
The furnace MILA-5000 is characterized by extremely high rate of heating and rapid cooling of samples in vacuum, protective atmosphere or air.

Laboratory furnace LAC LT

Contact: Ing. Lubomír Král, Ph.D.
The laboratory horizontal tube furnace with 40mm inside diameter of tube. It can be used up to temperature 1300°C.

Laboratory furnaces Classic

Contact: Ing. Lubomír Král, Ph.D.
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.

Microtom Leica RM2255

Contact: RNDr. Věra Rothová, Ph.D.
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

Contact: RNDr. Jiří Čermák, CSc., DSc.
The device is designed to chemical analysis of surface, concentration mapping and depth profiling of chemical composition in metal materials by SIMS method.

Furnace Balzers VSG 02

Contact: RNDr. Jiří Čermák, CSc., DSc.
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

Contact: Ing. Lubomír Král, Ph.D.
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.