Faculty of Natural
Sciences
Comenius University Bratislava

List of facilities

If you wish to collaborate with us, or need our expertise in the analysis of your samples orand in the discussion of your results, the following list of devices will give you an idea of the scientific work performed at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, FNS CU:

 

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

  • HPLC (Merck) equipped with autosampler (AS-2000), intelligent pump (L-6200A), UV-VIS detector (L-4250) and fluorescence spectrophotometer (F-1050). The analytical software is ChromNav from Jasco.

Rq: currently, the installed column is a C18 column (Hypersil Gold – Thermo Fisher Scientific) and the solvents are water, methanol and acetonitrile.

 

contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

  • TOC-5000A (Shimadzu) for analysis of dissolved carbon in aqueous solutions.

 

contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Photoreactors 

  • Foto-Sihor (homemade box photoreactor) equipped with 2 to 4 lamps: either UVA (Sylvania BL368-15W with 5 µW/cm² UVA and 35 µW/cm² total at 1 m distance) or UVA-UVB (Sylvania Reptistar with 30% UVA and 5% UVB). 

  • Vertical tubular photoreactor equipped with 3 and 6 lamps: either UVA (Sylvania BL368-15W with 5 µW/cm² UVA and 35 µW/cm² total at 1 m distance) or UVA-UVB (Sylvania Reptistar with 30% UVA and 5% UVB).

  • UVA irradiation with 1.5 mW/cm² in the range 335-380 nm at 12 cm.

  • UVA irradiation with 3.5 mW/cm² in the range 335-380 nm at 12 cm.

Rq: Cut-off filters (350 nm, 400 nm and 430 nm) can be integrated to the above-mentionned photoreactors.

 

contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Anodization setup – DC power supply

  • LAB/SMS 3100 (ET system) with a voltage range 0-100 V and current density up to 30 A.

  • 2260B-250-4 360W (Keithley – Tektronix company) with multi-range voltage and current density

  • NPS1003D (WanpTek) with voltage range 0-100 V and current density up to 3 A.

 

contact: Martin Motola (martin.motola@uniba.sk)

 

Hydrothermal reactors – Stainless Steel Autoclaves

  • HTC230-V-100 (COL-INT-TECH) for max. P = 15 MPa and max. T = 200 °C.

  • HTC230-V-2 (COL-INT-TECH) for max. P = 15 MPa and max. T = 200 °C.

Rq: The reactors are equipped with Teflon chambers.

 

contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Spin-Coater

  • E461 (Ossila) for deposition of sol-gel precursors.

     

 contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Mufle furnaces

  • LE 05/11 (LAC) with Ht40P regulator for heating up to 1100 °C

  • 3013L (CLASIC) with integrated regulator for heating up to 1300 °C

  • 1313L (CLASIC) with integrated regulator for heating up to 1250 °C

 

contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Tube furnace

  •  4013T (CLASIC) with CLARE 4.0 regulator for heating up to 1300 °C under either air, N2 or Ar atmosphere.

     

 contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Ultrasonic probe

  • UZD 300 (Person) with a power of 300 W and frequency of 20 kHz.

     

 contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)

 

Centrifugation

  • EBA 20 S (Hettich) until 8000 rpm.

     

contact: Olivier Monfort (monfort1uniba.sk)