Facilities

Facilities

Microscopy methods

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(Bruker)

  • PeakForce QNM with ScanAsyst
  • PeakForce TUNA
  • Electrochemistry (ECAFM) with temperature control

-- Installed 2012 --

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Contact Person :Otakar Frank
Location : Basement, room 05, tel.: +420 266 053 014

Special methods

Cryogenic confocal Raman microscope attoRAMAN

(attocube)

  • ultra-high throughput spectrometer including a peltier-cooled - temperature 2 - 400 K
  • magnetic fields of up to 15 T
  • 532nm and 633 nm excitation wavelength
  • back-illuminated CCD
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Contact Person :Jana Vejpravová Kalbáčová
Location : C137, Cryogenics Laboratory „C“, Troja Campus of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Integrated SPM with Raman spectrometer HR Evo Nano

(HORIBA)

  • LabRAM HR Evolution (Horiba) - 800 focal length Raman spectrometer
  • Available excitation wavelengths: 532 and 633 nm
  • Coupling to Smart SPM (AIST-NT) for top and side optical access
  • High frequency sample piezo scanning for enhanced stability
  • Coupling to modular TRIOS/Combiscope SPM platform for top, bottom and side access
  • XYZ objective piezo scanner for independent laser scanning
  • Fully integrated software for controlling the whole AFM-Raman setup

-- Installed 2018 --

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Contact Person :Otakar Frank
Location : Basement, room 05, tel.: +420 266 052 012
Apparatus for complex study of thin films, interfaces and surface nanostructures
  • ultrahigh vacuum apparatus for characterization of the studied samples by methods of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
  • low energy electron diffraction (LEED)
  • scanning probe microscopy (SPM)
  • low energy ion scattering spectroscopy (LEIS)
  • angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) with 3D spin detector.

System of four interconnected vacuum chambers (SPECS) separated by gate valves pumped by turbomolecular and ion pumps, pressure of residual gases 10-10 mbar. Motorized 5-axes sample manipulator, sample holder cooling by liquid He down to 20 K. X-ray source with micro-focus (200 um) and UV source based on duoplasmatron. Monochromators for X-ray and UV radiation, hemispherical 180o electron energy analyzer PHOIBOS 150 (SPECS) with scanning angle lens, angular resolution better than 0.1o, energy resolution better than 2 meV. Two-dimensional CCD detector , deflector 90o , spin rotator and FERRUM spin detector of VLEED type (FOCUS). Low energy (10-200 keV) and high energy (0.2-5 keV) ion source with differential pumping. Reverse view LEED optics, Aarhus STM, electron beam evaporator and microwave plasma source.

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Contact Person :Kalbáč Martin
Location : 2th floor, room 201
UHR TEM – Ultra High Reslution Transmission Electron Microscope JEM-2100Plus
JEOL
  • multi purpose transmission electron microscope for micro structure evaluation, which combines the proven JEM-2100 optic system with an advanced control system for enhanced ease of operation
  • maximum accelerating voltage - 200kV
  • guaranteed resolution - 0.14 nm (TEM lattice image)
  • magnification - x30 to x800 000
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Contact Person :Kalbáč Martin
Location :

Spectroscopic methods

Fluorescence spectrometer Fluorolog 3

HORIBA Jobin-Yvon

  • excitation: Mercury lamp / KOHERAS Supercontinuum Laser
  • Inverted Olympus BX microscope

-- Installed 2011; TIRF functionality to be finalized --

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Contact Person :Kalbáč Martin
Location : Basement, room 08, tel.: +420 266 052 101
UV/Vis/NIR spectrometer Perkin-Elmer Lambda 1050
  • 175 - 3300 nm wavelength range
  • 3 detectors: Photomultiplier / Peltier-cooled InGaAs / Peltier-cooled PbS
  • 60 mm spectralon integration sphere - 2 detectors (PMT / PbS)
  • Spectroelectrochemical cuvette for the use both in trasnmission and reflectance
  • Spectroelectrochemical cell for the use in transmission
  • Electrochemical studies controlled by µAutolab (Ecochemie/Metrohm)

-- Installed 2008 --

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Contact Person :Otakar Frank
Location : 6th floor, room 608
Raman spectrometer LabRAM HR

(HORIBA Jobin-Yvon)

  • 11 excitation wavelengths
    - Ar-Kr (Coherent Innova 70C Spectrum) : 457, 476, 488, 514, 531, 568, 647 nm - He-Ne (integrated): 633 nm - Diode: 785 nm - Diode: 830 nm - Nd-YAG: 1064 nm
  • Olympus BX microscope, 50x and 100x vis LWD lenses, 50x IR LWD lens
  • NEW! Piezo XYZ stage (PI 730.3CD)
  • Manual / motorized XY stages, manual / piezo Z axis
  • DuoScan
  • Peltier-cooled CCD / liquid nitrogen cooled InGaAs detector for IR range
  • Linkam heating stage (RT to 1500°C)
  • Diamond-anvil cell
  • Available gratings: 300, 600, 1200, 1800 l/mm
  • Electrochemical cell(s) for in-situ spektroelectrochemical measurements; controlled by µAutolab (Ecochemie/Metrohm)
  • Cantilever beam bending apparatus for in-situ spectromechanical studies

-- Installed 2008 --

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Contact Person :Kalbáč Martin
Location : Basement, room 08, tel.: +420 266 052 101
Raman spectrometer WITec alpha300 R
  • 532 and 633 nm excitation wavelength
  • Confocal microscope, 50x and 100x vis LWD lenses,
    50x SWD lens
  • Piezo XYZ stage (200x200x20 μm)
  • Peltier-cooled EMCCD
  • Available gratings: 600, 1200, 1800 l/mm
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Contact Person :Kalbáč Martin
Location : Basement, room 08, tel.: +420 266 052 101

Structure characterization methods

TGA-MS Netzsch STA449 F1 Jupiter + Netzsch QMS 403 C Aelos
  • Simultaneous thermal analysis (thermogravimetry + differential scanning calorimetry)
  • analysis in Ar/O2/H2O mixtures or in vacuum
  • mass detection of exhaust gases
  • SiC, steel and water vapour oven from -150 to 1500 °C
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Contact Person :Martin Kalbáč
Location : 6th floor, room 610