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National Research & Development Institute for Non-Ferrous and Rare Metals - I M N R

Services

        ELECTRON BEAM INSTALLATION  

Applications (services):

  • manufacturing high temperature ceramic functionally graded materials;
  • manufacturing high entropy alloys and composite materials (including thin films depositions for the AlFeNiMnCrMe1Me2 B,C system, with high mechanical properties at elevated temperatures);
  • manufacturing biocompatible coatings based on HAP, beta-TCP;
  • manufacturing inter-metallic compounds based layers;
  • studies regarding the structure-properties correlation in micro and nanostructured materials based on non-ferrous metals, inter-metallic compounds and composites.

 

      THERMAL EVAPORATION DEPOSITION INSTALLATION 

Applications (services):

  • deposition of thin films for solar cells of CIS (CuInSe, CuInSeTe, CuInGaSe) and CZTS (CuZnSnS, CuZnSnSSe) systems, including on flexible substrates;
  • deposition of thin films of high entropy alloys (HEA) from the CuFeNiAlCrTi system with anti-corrosion and wear-resistant properties for high temperature applications;
  • deposition of metallic conductive layers for sensors;
  • deposition of organic and hybrid structures on metallic, textile and paper substrates.

 

        CONTINUOUS AND DISCONTINUOUS FLOW AUTOCLAVE 

Applications (services):

  • oxidation-reduction processes (oxidation of the non-ferrous metal sulphides from sulphide concentrates in aqueous medium, acidic or basic, at high temperatures and pressures in oxidative atmosphere);
  • reducing the concentration of Fe in Cu and Zn solutions by precipitation;
  • non-ferrous metals solubilisation from sub-products (fly dust, slags, red mud) which result in non-ferrous metals primary and secondary extractive metallurgy, and from electronic and electric scraps;
  • obtaining carbon from vegetal bio-mass.

 

        HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS AUTOCLAVE 

Applications (services):

  • synthesis of nanocrystalline powders: YTZP, YSZ, doped ZrO2 for high T coatings; doped TiO2 for photocatalytic films; Ag-ZnO antiseptic/antifungal; doped ZnO/TiO2 for superhydrophobic coatings; transition metal doped ZnO/TiO2 for magnetic films; doped-BST for gas sensors; doped PZT for piezoelectric materials; core-shell composite powders; other nanopowders on demand.

 

        HIGH PRESSURE AUTOCLAVE

Applications (services):

  • synthesis of nanocrystalline hybrid organic-inorganic powders for biosensors or contrast agents;
  • synthesis of nanocrystalline powders at high pressures and temperatures up to 180°C for other applications (on demand);
  • studies regarding the mechanism and kinetics of the reaction between inorganic and organic components in solution at high pressures and low temperatures;
  • isostatic press for nanopowders consolidation.

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        SPRAY-DRYER

Applications (services):

  • microencapsulation;
  • drying of hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposites;
  • rapid drying and control of flow-ability of nanocrystalline powders obtained by wet chemical procedures.

 

      ICP-OES SYSTEM WITH LASER ABLATION FOR SOLIDS ANALYSIS

Applications (services):

  • analysis of minor or toxic elements in nanobiomaterials, foods, pharmaceuticals, sediments;
  • analysis of heavy metals in soils, waters or wastes
  • analysis of major elements and impurities in polymers, oxides, salts;
  • analysis of major, minor and trace elements in metals, alloys, geological samples, ores;
  • surface analysis with laser ablation.