Laboratory of nanostructured materials

The laboratory is equipped for the research of catalytic and photocatalytic active materials.

Research activities

  • Preparation of powder catalytic materials by sol-gel, precipitation and co-precipitation methods.
  • Preparation of catalytically active thin films in nanometric scale.
  • Preparation of nanostructured transition metal oxides by high temperature calcination and by using pressurized/supercritical fluids.
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Basic equipment

  • High-temperature laboratory equipment for processing by pressurized hot and supercritical fluids with different high-temperature stainless-steel cells.
  • Laboratory instruments and magnetic stirrers for materials preparation.
  • Ovens for drying and calcining of samples.
  • Equipment for the deposition of thin layers.
  • High pressure extractor.
  • Ultrasonic cleaner.

Offered services

  • Preparation of various macroscopic forms of nanostructured metal oxides and lanthanides by using pressurized/supercritical fluids.
  • Determination of specific surface area and meso- and microporous structure of solids by using physisorption of nitrogen as well as other gases, performed on fully-automated physisorption set-up reaching vacuum of p/p0=10-9. Interpretation of results.
  • Testing of photocatalytic activity of the prepared materials and their correlation with the microstructure of materials.
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Contact

Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D., Ing. Ivana Troppová, Ph.D.
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