Measurement Services

Laboratory equipment

X-ray diffractometer XRD 7 ( Seifert-FPM)

Identification of phase composition based on PDF-2 catalogue data from ICDD
Texture determination from pole figures and inverse plot figures 
Measurements of the size of crystallites and stresses based on a profile and position of the X-ray diffraction lines


DSC 404C Pegasus calorimeter (Netzsch)

  • DTA – differential thermal analysis
  • DSC – differential scanning calorimetry
  • DSC-CP – differential scanning calorimetry with the possibility of determination of specific heat capacity
operating temperature -150°C to 1500°C
atmosphere backing vacuum and argon atmosphere
capacity of crucibles (PtRh,Al2O3) max. 85 ml
heating/cooling rate (K/min) 0,1 – 50
operation modes isothermal and/or linear heating/cooling

The DTA and DSC measurements enable:

  • identification and analysis of phase transformations occurring in a solid and liquid state
  • determination of characteristic temperatures of phase transformations
  • determination of temperature dependence of the specific heat
  • determination of heat (enthalpy) of phase transformations in a solid and liquid state
  • determination of kinetic parameters of phase transformations in a solid and liquid state
  • determination of temperature dependence of thermo-physical properties of metals, alloys and ceramic materials, which is helpful in computer simulation of the processes of solidification and self-cooling , and important in casting practice


DIL 402 C dilatometer (Netzsch)

operating temperature up to 1600°C
maximum sample size ф12 mm x 50 mm (diameter x length)
heating/cooling rate (K/min) 0,1 – 50
Measurement conducted in protective atmosphere
determination of thermal expansion characteristics of the materials in a solid, powdered and liquid form determination of melting point, softening point, sintering point and vitrification temperature of a material under test


Permagraph L measurement system (Magnet-Physik GmbH)

computer-controlled system for determination of hysteresis loops of hard magnetic materials such as
  • AlNiCo
  • ferrites
  •  rare-earth metals (e.g. samarium-cobalt, neodymium-iron-boron etc.)
  • possibility of measuring different-shape samples without the need to determine cross-section area
  • enables determination of such magnetic parameters as remanence, coercivity and maximum energy
  • computer-aided analysis of the measurements data, including demagnetization curve and hysteresis loop
  • measurements can be made at the temperatures up to 150°C


Impedance analyser Agilent 4294A with a fixture for magnetic measurements

  • enables determination of frequency characteristics of complex magnetic permeability of soft magnetic materials
  • enables determination of cut-off frequency of magnetic materials based on Snoek criterion
frequency range 40 Hz - 110 MHz
dimensions of toroidal cores measured

internal diameter ≥ 5 mm

external diameter ≤ 20 mm

heigh ≤ 8.5 mm


JXA 8230 X-ray microanalyser (JOEL)

Quantitative and qualitative analysis in micro-areas by energy-dispersive (EDS) technique and wavelength dispersive(WDS) analysis with particular account of light elements,
Detection limits:
  • 10 - 100 ppm for heavy elements (from Na to U)
  • 100 - 500 ppm for light elements (from Be to F),
Surface analysis, X-ray elements distribution maps, linear analysis including examination of a matrix, inclusions and microstructural discontinuities
microstructure analysis by EBSD, technique including determination of orientation of particular grains and their size.


Laser particle sizer NanoTec Analysette 22 (Fritsch)

Analysis of grain size distribution by X-ray diffraction technique
Dry measurement within a range of 0,1 – 2000 µm
Wet measurement within a range of 0,01 – 2000 µm
Possibility of using different disperging liquids, e.g. water, glycol, glycerine


Remacomp C-100 measurement system (Magnet-Physik GmbH)

Enables determination of dynamic magnetic properties of soft magnetic materials
parameters measured

magnetic induction Bm
remanence Br
coercivity Hc
power losses Ps
magnetic permeability μ

frequency range 10 Hz - 400 kHz
excitation types sine, triangle, square, ramp
measurements can be made within a temperature range of -150°C to 350°C
shape of samples
  • rings (фi 15 mm – 50 mm, фo 20 mm – 100 mm),
  • rings with air gap,
  • strip (measurement at 50 Hz only)


Urządzenie do bezpośredniego pomiaru efektu magnetokalorycznego (AMT&C, Ltd)

Umożliwia wyznaczanie efektu magnetokalorycznego metodą bezpośrednią
Zakres temperatur 150 K – 370 K
Zakres pomiaru efektu magnetokalorycznego od 0,1 K
Stabilność temperatury w czasie pomiaru 0,1 K
Zakres pola magnetycznego w czasie pracy 0,02 – 1,8 T
Szybkość zmian pola magnetycznego do 6 T/s
Wymiary próbek (min-max) (1-2)x(2-5)x(8-10) mm
Możliwość pomiaru w trybie automatycznym i manualnym


LSR- 3 Measuring System

Measurements of electric resistance by the dc four-terminal method, measurement of thermoelectric power (Seebeck coefficient)
Temperature range from - 100°C to 1100°C
Measurement of thermoelectric power