It is important to point out that the department’s equipment can be used for both teaching and scientific research.

Laboratory for the preparation and metallographic observation of different materials : mechanical and electrolytic polishers (5), optical microscopes (2), rotavap (2), microbalance (2) with accessories to measure density of solids and liquids, PH-meter (1).

Laboratory for heat treatment and elaboration of metallic and ceramic materials : Furnaces up to 1100 °C (2), 1300°C (1) and 1500 °C (1) under air and controlled atmospheres, Calorimeter (1).

– Planetary mill (1) – 3D plastic printer (1) – Small extruder (1). – Atomic sorption (1) – Surface tensiometer (1).

Electrochemical analysis technique : Potentiostat (1)

Thin film deposition techniques : Sprayers (1) and Spin-coater (1).

Thermal characterization techniques : DSCTmax 700°C, ATGTmax 1000°C, horizontal and tempering dilatometers.

Electrical characterization techniques In-situ measurement of electrical resistivity (Tmax 400 °C) (1), electrical resistivity and Hall effect for conductors and semiconductors (1), small equipement to support laboratory experiemnts on semiconductors (power generators, elecrical wires and all other accessories to build electronic circuits).

Microstructural characterization techniques : an X-ray Diffractometer (1), and a Scanning Electron Microscope (1).

Mechanical characterization techniques : Universal testing machine100 kN: tensile, bending and compression, microdurometer (1), Rheometer (1), diffusion test bench in liquids (1), diffusion test bench in gases (1), quenching dilatometer (1), differential dilatometer (1), didactic rotary fatigue machine (1), didactic creep machine (1) Piezometer (1).

Spectroscopic techniques : Nano-Sizer (1), FTIR (1), UV-visible(1). Fluorimeter X (1)