Metallurgy & Ceramics Laboratory

Laboratory for synthesis of monocrystalline and amorphous metals, and ceramics. It includes both synthesis and thermal treatments

Lab. Manager

Senior Researcher
  daniel.salazar@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
Single-crystal growth by floating zone method, magnetic properties and electrical transport, instrumentation design and engineering.

Bio
Daniel Salazar Jaramillo is an electronic engineer from the Universidad del Quindío (2007) who received the doctor degree in physics and mathematics from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in 2012. He started his research on nanostructured and granular magnetic materials, transition metal oxides, magnetic properties and electrical transport in nanocrystalline oxides, magnetic, structural and thermal properties in strongly correlated electron systems during his PhD. Since late 2013 he is joined to the BCMaterials in a postdoctoral position and currently is focused on the study of the magnetocaloric effect and their physical features on single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys and on the coercivity enhancement of nanostructured hard magnets by grain boundary engineering.

Interests and objetives

  • Study of the magnetocaloric effect and their physical features on single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys.
  • Coercivity enhancement of nanostructured hard magnets by grain boundary engineering.

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In case you want to prepare any sample, indicate the requirements. All systems require the presence of the contact person.

Dual clamp, high-energy ball mill that grinds up to 10 grams of sample in each clamp. Electronic timer is set for 100-minute range. Grinds multiple samples in the 0.2 – 10 gram range or mixes up to 50 mL of material per clamp.

SPEX SamplePrep/ 8000D 2016

1200℃ mini tube furnace used for chemical vapor deposition experiments which reaction temperature is round 1150 ℃. It is also used for vacuum sintering, vacuum sintering under atmosphere protection, nano materials preparation and battery material preparation.

Max temperature:    1200℃
Working temperature: 1150 ℃
Chamber material:    Alumina fiber (Al2O3)
Single heating temperature zone
Quartz tube size:    Ø 50 mm x 600 mm
Length of the heating zone: 200 mm
Length of constant heating zone: 1200 mm
Heating element:    Alloy Heating wire
Heating rate:    advice:10℃/min
Sealing mode:    Vacuum Flange
Accuracy:    ±1℃

NBD-O1200-50ICR 2018

Laboratory scale system for max. 10 g per run. The system has a solid copper spinning wheel of 200 mm Ø, can go down to  10-5 mbar and includes an infrared quotient pyrometer and atomatic crucible positioning system.

Edmund-Buehler/ Melt Spinner SC 2018

Metal sputtering or carbon evaporation with vacuum value down to 5 x 10-5 mbar. Fine grain sputtering for advanced high resolution SEM applications. Actual targets Cr and Au. Thick film capabilities up to 60 minutes sputtering time without breaking vacuum.

Quorum Technologies / Q 150 TS 2012
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