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Chemical Vapor Deposition Technologies and Nanomaterials Characterization Unit

One of the core activities of the Chemical Vapor Deposition Technologies Unit (CVD) is the lab-scale synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes with tailored properties, with the use of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) processes. The CVD reactors support educational instruction, such undergraduate and MSc labs, thesis, as well as, extensive research activities in the filed on nanotechnology, such as use of the preparation of nanoenhanced composites, development of materials with smart functionalities, etc.

Furthermore, analytical characterisation and functionality performance of nanoenhanced materials is performed. With the use of thermogravimetric analysis the material’s thermal stability can be determined. Advanced functionalities of nanoenhanced materials are characterized by electrical measurements in order to be used in self-monitoring activities. Also,  induction heating through a magnetic generator is carried out, to assess smart deboning and self-healing properties enabled by the use of nanomaterials.