Technicians in charge: Roberta Ceravola (TA) and Julio Fraile (BET)
Scientists in charge: Amparo Fuertes, Nora Ventosa
The Thermal Analysis and Surface Area Analysis Service is used for the study of the behavior of materials when temperature changes under different conditions and atmospheres, and for studies of surface area and porosity. The Service allows for simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis (TGA- DSC/DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), as well as Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) Surface Area Analysis.
The ATG-DSC/DTA Netzsch equipment has processed 205 samples in 410 experiments (75 % internal users), and the DSC equipment, 58 samples (45 % internal users). This corresponds to 17 internal users from 8 ICMAB research groups, and 8 external users from 4 companies, 1 spin-off, 2 research centers and 2 universities.
The BET Surface Area Analysis equipment has processed 350 samples of 23 users: 87 % internal users from 9 Research Groups with an average of 17 samples per user, and 13 % external users, from companies (5 samples) and the UAB Analytical Chemistry Department (5 samples)
The Thermal Analysis service has participated in the “Programa Argó” 2019 edition and in some school visits throughout the year.
The BET Surface Area Analyis has participated as co-author in the following publication: A Reversible Phase Transition of 2D Coordination Layers by B–H∙∙∙Cu(II) Interactions in a Coordination Polymer. Lei Gan, Pol G. Fonquernie, Mark E. Light, Gantulga Norjmaa, Gregori Ujaque, Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte, Julio Fraile, Francesc Teixidor, Clara Viñas, and José G. Planas. Molecules. 2019, 24(17): 3204.