Infrastructure

IMDEA Materials Institute has well-equipped laboratories with the-state-of-the-art facilities for organic and inorganic synthesis, polymer processing, fire testing, and mechanical and thermal analysis, which provide a necessary and strong support to carry out the study on advanced polymer materials, composites and nanocomposites. In addition, some other related instruments such as atomic force microscope (Park XE150), scanning electron microscope (EVO MA15, Zeiss), X-ray computer-assisted 3D nanotomograph (Nanotom, Phoenix), FIB-FEGSEM dual-beam microscope (Helios NanoLab 600i, FEI), RAMAN micro-spectroscopy system (Renishaw PLC), X-ray diffraction ((Empyrean, PANalytical)) and transmission electron microscope (TEM)  are also available on the measurement platform of IMDEA Materials institute.

 

Fire Testing


Cone calorimeter
Micro combustion calorimeter
Vertical burning test
Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
On-line Temperature Monitors (Fire Testing)
ConeTools (Simulated SBI/RCT Tests)

Thermal Analysis


Thermo gravimetric analysis with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (TGA-FTIR)
Differencial Scanning Microscopy (DSC)
Rheometer
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Melting Flow Index

Organic and Polymeric Synthesis


Chemistry Lab
Reaction control unit equipped with chilling system
Vacuum oven
Vacuum evaporation system
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
Gel permeation chromatography
Density Balance
Freeze dryer

Inorganic Synthesis


Planetary mill
Chemical reactor unit
Centrifuge
High pressure autoclave
High Speed Mixing Machine
Dispensers and Bead Mill

Polymer Processing


Extruder (compounder)
Injection machine equiped with mold heating system
Three roll mill
Hot-Plate Press
Microcompounder
Internal Mixer
Electrospinning

Microstructural Analysis


SEM EVO Microscope (IMDEA Materials platform)
Focused Ion Beam (FIB) (IMDEA Materials platform)
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) (IMDEA Materials platform)
Laser particle size Analyzer

Mechanical properties


Charpy impact test
Tensile test equipped with digital image correlation system (IMDEA Materials platform)
Nanoindentation (IMDEA Materials platform)

Fire-safe energy materials and/or devices


Digital multimeter
Cycling device with UPS power system

Other multifunctional properties


Precision LCR meter