Centro de Química de Coimbra

The CQC Facilities

Major infratructures:

Other equipment:

  • EPR
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), including ATR accessory
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Cryogenic systems to work at temperatures close to the absolute zero, which include as main component closed-cycle helium cryostats (APD-DISPLEX), capable of providing tempera-tures >= 6.5 K; Cryogenic system for continuous flux low temperature LNG experiments, with temperature controllers and vacuum systems.
  • Low/high temperature cell for conventional spectroscopic studies (Specac; home made).
  • Fluorescence/phosphorescence spectroscopies
  • UV/vis/NIR absorpt/diffuse reflectance spectrsocopy

  • Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectroscopy

  • HPLC
  • GC
  • GC-MS
  • Calorimetry
  • DSC
  • Thermogravimetry
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • AFM
  • SEM
  • Computer clusters for advanced computational and theoretical studies
  • Fast reaction techniques (microseconds to fs – pump-probe)
  • Taylor diffusion technique
  • Open-ended conductimetric capillary cell for measuring diffusion
  • Flash vacuum pyrolysis
  • Rheometry
  • Microwave reactor including high pressure gas system for synthesis
  • Dedicated equipment for thin film production, solar cell testing