Chemistry Synthesis Laboratory

Chemistry Synthesis lab join all the facilities of a chemistry laboratory to design, synthesis and modification of different crystalline materials, polymers and composites. Four working modules and three extraction hoods with N2 and Compressed air lines form the core of the installation. In addition, small equipment such as, ultrasound-bath, centrifuge, rotary evaporator, digital thermometers, stirrers, high precision balance, vacuum heater plate, hydrothermal reactor, microwave… allows developing a wide scope of chemical processes.

Lab. Manager

Post-Doctoral Researcher
  roberto.fernandez@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Crystal structure solution and refinement. Crystallographic databases. Hydrothermal synthesis. IR and Raman spectroscopies. Thermal properties of materials.

Bio
Roberto Fernández de Luis got his PhD (Material science, 2009) from the University of the Basque Country. His research is focused on crystal structure determination and thermal stability of the crystal frameworks after the loss and uptake of guest and coordinated species. For these studies, he has specialized on single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction at non-ambient temperature. He is currently working in collaboration with the Crystallography group in UPV/EHU on the room temperature and hydrothermal synthesis of nano-structured hydrogels of silver vanadium oxides for sensing and battery applications.

Interests and objetives
Design of porous materials as sensor for alcohols detectors.
Development of electrode materials for battery applications.

Curriculum VitaeResearcherID

  • Design of composite polymer-filler materials.
  • Preparation of inks for 2D printing.
  • Hydrothermal synthesis of wide scope of inorganic and hybrid materials and nanoparticles.
  • Synthesis and modification of porous metal organic materials, and their size reduction to the nano-scale.

OPTICAL SYSTEM (4 HALOGEN LAMPS) FOR GROWING OF METAL AND OXIDE SINGLE CRYSTALS. MAXIMUM LENGTH OF 100MM AND 4MM OF DIAMETER. MAXIMUM OPERATION TEMPERATURE OF 2100 C. GROWING RATE BETWEEN 0.1 AND 12 MM PER HOUR.

Crystal System Corp./ FZ-T-P1200-H-I-S 2013
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