Surface treatment and analysis
Supervisor : Guittard Frédéric
The use of specific equipments is a required condition for the surface analysis or chemical modification of materials. From the new development of materials and the thematic mutation "from the molecule to the surface" of one LPMC research group (“surface and interface” group), an important effort have been made to invest in the acquisition of equipments. All these acquisitions was conducted from grants obtained in different competitive projects (European programs, national programs, CIFRE contract, regional and interregional programs, program of the Council of the “Alpes – Maritimes” and from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis).
Available techniques :
The acquired equipments allows for example :
- to activate and to functionalize surfaces
- to carried out electrodeposition and / or electro-polymerisation
- to graft and to polymerize in situ
- to measure surface characteristics such as :
- the functions from infra red (FT - IR) measurements in direct mode or from ATR
- the functions with a mapping of the surface
- the wetting from goniometric measurements
- the surface tension
- the roughness from profilometry
- the nano-roughness from atomic force microscopy
Available equipments dedicated to the research programs :
- an atomic force microscope (Veeco - Bruker)
- an optical profilometre (Veeco – Bruker)
- an Internal Reflexion Infra Red Images - IRIRI (Perkin Elmer)
- a cold plasma (Digiconcept)
- a corona
- an UV spectrometer (Perkin Elmer)
- a FT -IR spectrometer (Perkin Elmer)
- a goniometre (Kruss)
- a tensiometre (Kruss)
- a polarized light microscope with a variation of temperature (-100 to + 300 ° C) (Olympus),
- a gel permeation chromatography (Agilent)
- an equipment of electrochemistry (Autolab /Eco Chemie B)
- three gas phase chromatographies (Perkin Elmer, Agilent).
- an HLPC (Agilent)
- all the specific equipments for the synthesis in organic chemistry.
Maintenance and use of such equipments are carried out by the researchers and PhD students of this Group.
Fluides & Matériaux Complexes