Synthesis, Irradiation and Analysis of Materials (SIAM)

Facility/equipment: Technological Platform

  • Location

    Rue de Bruxelles, 61

    Namur

    5000

    Belgium

Description

DESCRIPTION
The SIAM platform enables applied and fundamental research in material sciences. It is active both in the synthesis and the characterization of materials.
The research conducted at SIAM has direct applications in various fields such as photovoltaic, intelligent coatings, nanomaterials, public health, biomedical applications...
EXPERTISE
SIAM expertise in materials characterization relies on its capability of combining various spectroscopies (XPS, ToF- SIMS & IBA) for offering a global picture of any kind of sample: metals, welds, glass, polymers, powders, liquids, in vivo biological material...
In addition, SIAM has several facilities for functionalising materials and/or synthesising thin films by plasma treatments.
EQUIPMENT & CAPABILITIES
Analysis

Tandetron Linear Accelerator (ALTAÏS ) - Characterization
• IBA non-destructive and quantitative elemental depth profiles. Including H quantitation. Typical depth 10nm to 1μm
XPS and ToF-SIMS
• Chemical and molecular composition at surfaces
• Chemical mapping (2D) and profiling (3D)
• Depth profiling of polymers
Synthesis and irradiation
Tandetron Linear Accelerator (ALTAÏS ) - Irradiation
• Radiobiology station (cells irradiation)
• Implantation station
Vacuum deposition chambers
• Plasma sputtering
• Plasma functionalisation

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Irradiation
Linear accelerators
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Plasmas
Depth profiling
Public health
Materials science
Nanostructured materials
Powders
Biological materials
Sputtering
Polymers
Welds
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Metals
Spectroscopy
Glass
Thin films
Coatings
Liquids