Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
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Equipment - Supramolecular Polymer Systems

Our group operates several advanced experimental techniques for polymer characterization and investigation of their physical and physico-chemical properties:

  • 7 commercial (ALV, Malvern) and home-built static and dynamic light scattering instruments that besides routine mesurements offer several advanced features:
    • measurement in an extremely broad temperature range from -130 to 400 °C
    • measurement in infrared region (980 nm) for systems absorbing light in the visible range
    • measurement in electric field for determination of electrophoretic mobility and zeta potential (colloid stability) of nanoparticles
    • measurement of light scattering under ionizing radiation
  • Particle tracking microscope (Nanosight) providing the number density and distribution of nanoparticles in solution
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance instrument (Bruker) including imigaing technique ESRI
  • Advanced SAXS/WAXS instrument (Molmet) with a Osmic microfocus source
  • Isothermal titration calorimetry

 

Fully equipped licensed radionuclide laboratory for synthesis of radiopolymers and their characterisation:

  • Dionex - HPLC system with radioactivity detector Berthold FlowStar
  • Dionex - GPC system with radioactivity detector Berthold FlowStar
  • Typhoon – 2D autoradiography scanner
  • Veenstra VDC - radiometer
  • LTi nPhD - NaI(Tl) γ spectrometer
  • Liquid scintillation counter for α/β radiation
  • MicroBeta - scintillation counter (for incorporation analysis of 3H-thymidine)
  • MicroCont II – contamination monitor