Areas of Application

The scientific-technical infrastructure that supports this General Service enables analyses to be carried out in the areas described below:

  • Nanostructured materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Nanolithography
  • Nanostructuring in surfaces
  • Nanoparticles and nanotubes
  • Encapsulation
  • Chips and microelectro-mechanical systems
  • Devices in Medicine
  • Molecular component devices
  • Self-assembled structures
  • Biological and Biotechnology applications
  • Liquid crystals, dendrímers
  • Catalyzers
  • Topographic measurements
  • Roughness, even in soft materials
  • Study of surface properties of materials from atomic to micrometric level
  • Study of interphases
  • Preparation of samples for their subsequent microscopic analysis, both in fine and ultrafine applications
  • Adhesives, paints, varnishes, lacquers and coatings in general: modifications, new formulations, drying conditions, appearance of defects (pores, cracks, shattering, fragility, etc.)
  • Optimization of manufacturing processes
  • Optimization of processing conditions (injection, extrusion, etc.): preventing the appearance of surface defects, flow marks, etc.)
  • Scattering of loads, supports, etc.
  • Effect of coupling agent efficiency: surface treatments, etc.
  • Corrosion of metal parts: effect of atmospheric conditions, surface ageing
  • Acoustic insulation (damping)
  • Fatigue: appearance of cracks and micro-cracks
  • Composite materials: fatigue conduct, atmospheric agents
  • Nanostructuring studies
  • High-frequency dielectrics, printed circuits
  • Others that may be dealt with on request