Laboratory is equipped with following instruments (more can be found on the main page of the institute in the main menu under “Research Infrastructure”)

  • Static light scattering. Lab-made goniometer with argon ion laser (Spectra Physics, USA) and 50mW He-Ne laser (Carl-Zeiss, Germany). Precise temperature control (Lakeshore, USA)
  • Dynamic light scattering. ALV-7004 correlator with the fast board option (ALV, Germany).
  • Electrophoretic light scattering (Malvern Instruments, UK). Method  of    M3 P.A.L.S. (Phase Analysis Light Scattering) enabling to determine not only mean value, but also distributions of electrophretic mobilities.
  • Asymmetric-Flow Field-Flow Fractionation coupled with multiangle light scattering instrument (Wyatt Instruments, USA, Eclipse AF4 unit, 18 angles LS detector Dawn Heleos, and Agilent isocratic pump ).
  • Nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA, NanoSight / Malvern Instruments, UK)
  • Differential refractometry (WGE, Germany).
  • Vapor pressure osmometry (Knauer, Germany). For low molecular weight compounds, oligomers, and low molecular weight polymers.
  • Membrane osmometry (Knauer, Germany). For polymers (medium and high molecular weights).
  • FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra Red) spectroscopy (Thermo Scientific Nicolet 6700, USA). Temperature control, liquid samples, ATR and transmission.
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy (Shimadzu RF-5301, Japan).  Including polarization measurements and temperature control.
  • UV Vis absorption spectrometer (Thermo Scientific, USA)
  • Programmable preparative and analytical separation of particles. Centrifuge KR22i (Jouan, France).
  • Capillary viscosimetry (Cannon, USA)
  • Further small standard lab instruments for chemical analysis and preparation