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Equipment

Our group has a well-equipped synthetic laboratory with a set of fume hoods, Schlenk lines, magnetic stirrers, rotary evaporators, and more specialized synthetic equipment.

Glovebox

Gloveboxes: MBraun LABStar Glove Box (single workstation) and Inert PureLAB (double workstation) with an organic solvent purification system (methanol, acetonitrile, tetrahydr.ofuran, pentane, diethyl ether). These systems make it possible to perform synthesis in anhydr.ous, anaerobic, and aprotic conditions, and to work with compounds highly sensitive to ambient conditions (oxygen, moisture).

Contact: dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl)

 

 

MARS microwave synthesiser

MARS (CEM) microwave synthesiser for conducting microwave-enhanced chemical reactions at elevated temperatures. The syntheses can be carried out in aqueous solutions and in various organic solvents.

Contact: dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl);
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl)

 

 

Laboratory muffle furnace

Laboratory muffle furnace (model FCF 12SM, Czylok), which is used for the conduction of thermal processes and chemical reactions at elevated temperatures (up to 1150 °C). The furnace allows to conduct experiments in an chemically-aggressive environment.

Contact: dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl);
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl)

single-crystal X-ray diffractometer

Bruker D8 Quest ECO single-crystal X-ray diffractometer for single-crystals structure determination. The diffractometer is equipped with a MoKα radiation source, a curved TRIUMPH focusing monochromator, and a highly sensitive CPAD Photon II detector. Moreover, the diffractometer is coupled with a CryoStream 800 Plus (Oxford Cryosystems) temperature controller, which allows to record diffraction data in the temperature range of 100-500 K.

Contact:
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl),
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl),
dr. Mateusz Reczyński (mateusz.reczynski@uj.edu.pl)

 

powder X-ray diffractometer

Bruker D8 Advance ECO powder X-ray diffractometer for structure determination and phase-analysis of powder samples. The diffractometer is equipped with a Cu Kα radiation source. The diffraction data can be collected for samples sealed in spinning glass capillaries (transmission mode) or samples placed on flat rotating holder (reflection mode). The apparatus is also equipped with a fast SSD 160 detector, which provides high-quality diffraction patterns recorded in a conveniently short time. In 2022, the setup will be upgraded with a temperature chamber for temperature-dependent diffraction studies (temperature range: 100-500 K).

Contact:
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl),
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl),
dr. Mateusz Reczyński (mateusz.reczynski@uj.edu.pl)

thermogravimetric analyser

Netzsch TG209 F1 Libra® thermogravimetric analyser for the thermal-stability evaluation of solid-state samples. The measurements can be carried out in the flow of dry nitrogen or under reduced pressure (down to 10-2 mbar) in the temperature range of RT-1100 °C, at a heating rate of 0.001-200 K/min. TGA resolution: 0.1 μg.

Contact:
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl), 
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl)

 

Differential scanning calorimeter

Netzsch DSC 214 Polyma differential scanning calorimeter for the studies of thermal processes and phase transitions. The apparatus works in the temperature range of −170-600 °C with the heating/cooling range of 0.001-500 K/min. DSC resolution: 0.1 μW.

Contact:
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl), 
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl)

 

Relative humidity generator

Relative humidity generator HG-100 (L&C) for the control of environment conditions in in the range of 2-95% RH. The generator may be adapted to work with a wide range of equipment and it makes it possible to define humidity- and temperature step protocols for various types of measurements.

Contact:
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl), 
dr. Mateusz Reczyński (mateusz.reczynski@uj.edu.pl)

 

spectrophotometer UV-vis-NIR

Shimadzu UV-3600i Plus double-beam UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer with a tripe-detector system (photomultiplier, InGaAs and PbS NIR photodiodes) for measurements of electronic spectra of solutions (200-3300 nm) and solids (200-2600 nm). The spectrophotometer is equipped with (i) an integrating sphere (60 mm in diameter) with an adjustable incidence angle (0°/8°) for ambient-conditions measurements and (ii) a Praying Mantis (PM) temperature and vacuum accessory for the reflectance spectra collection (200-2400 nm) in the temperature and pressure range of −150-600°C and 10−6-103 torr, respectively. Moreover, it is possible to collect spectra in the atmosphere of organic solvents vapours with use of the PM chamber.

Contact:
dr. habil. Robert Podgajny (robert.podgajny@uj.edu.pl),
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl)

 

microscopic spectrometer FTIR

Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iN™ 10 FTIR microscopic spectrometer is used for the vibrational spectra collection in the infrared range (675-4000 cm-1) and spatial-resolving IR phase analysis with the possibility of mapping objects with a resolution of down to 10x10 µm2. This configuration allows for the characterization of individual crystals, crystal conglomerates, biological samples, or even construction material samples, including samples of historical and museum importance. The microscope is equipped with a Linkam THMS350V low-temperature measurement cell, which enables temperature measurements in the range of 77-600 K.

Contact:
dr. habil. Robert Podgajny (robert.podgajny@uj.edu.pl),
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl)

 

spectrofluorometer FS5

Edinburgh Instruments FS-5 UV-vis-NIR spectrofluorometer for the examination of the photoluminescent properties of liquid and solid samples. The spectrofluorometer is equipped with a 150 W xenon lamp and (i) emission (photomultiplier; detection in the range of 250-900 nm), (ii) reference and (iii) transmission detectors. In addition, it is equipped with an MCS module (phosphorescence lifetime studies) with a 5W pulsed xenon lamp, a TCSPC module (fluorescence lifetime studies) with a set of external pulsed LEDs, an integrating sphere for determining the absolute quantum efficiency, a temperature adapter for high-temperature measurements (RT-500 K), an optical dewar for measurements at liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K), and a humidity control chamber (0-95% RH) coupled with a humidity generator. The spectrofluorometer is compatible with the CS204-FMX-1SS optical cryostat by ARS, which makes it possible to register excitation and emission spectra and determination of emission lifetimes in the temperature range of 4-370 K. The integrating sphere and the cryostat are also equipped with an accessory for electroluminescence and photoluminescence experiments in an external electric field coupled with an external source meter. In 2022, an optical pressure cell will be adapted to the spectrofluorometer for pressure- and temperature-dependent photoluminescence measurements.

Contact: dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl)

Magnetometer SQUID

Quantum Design MPMS®3 SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) magnetometer with EverCool® cryogenic-liquid-free cooling system. The device enables precise measurements of direct current (dc) magnetic susceptibility in a wide temperature range of 1.8–400 K and in the presence of a magnetic field of 0–7 T, and measurements of alternating current (ac) susceptibility in an alternating magnetic field in the frequency range up to 1000 Hz. The magnetometer is equipped with a VSM (vibrating sample mode) head for precise measurements, an optical line for sample irradiation experiments (the studies of photomagnetic effect), a sample rotator for rotation of oriented crystalline samples, and a cell for magnetic measurements under applied pressure.
 

Contact (photomagnetic and pressure studies): dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl)
Contact (general measurements):
dr. habil. Dawid Pinkowicz (dawid.pinkowicz@uj.edu.pl),
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl),
dr. Mateusz Reczyński (mateusz.reczynski@uj.edu.pl)

dielectric spectrometer

Concept 11 dielectric spectrometer by Novocontrol for the examination of the dielectric properties of solid samples. The spectrometer operates in the temperature range of −100 – +250 °C, which allows for a study of thermal phase transitions in para- and ferroelectrics (e.g. order-disorder phase transitions) in a wide frequency range of an alternating electric field (3 μHz - 300 kHz , amplitude: 0.2 mV - 3 V).

Contact:
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl)

 

Ferroelectric tester

Ferroelectric tester, Precision Premier II by Radiant, for polarization measurements in an external dc and ac (variable frequency) electric field in solid samples, which include the studies of polarization hysteresis, leakage current examination, and the use of the PUND pulse technique. The device combines an internal amplifier that allows for the application of voltage up to ± 500V and an adapter for measurements in the high voltage range up to ± 10 kV with an appropriate amplifier. Field frequency for hysteresis measurements ranges from 0.03 Hz to 250 kHz. The tester also provides pulse tests with the shortest pulse length of 400 ns. Charge resolution: 5.3 mC.

Contact:
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl)

 

Impedance analyzer

BioLogic MTZ-35 impedance analyzer for studies of ionic conductivity in solids. The apparatus is equipped with a sample chamber for the control of environmental conditions (CESH) and an ITS climatic chamber (operation in the temerature range of −35 °C - +150 °C). The analyser records high-resolution impedance data in a wide frequency range (10 µHz - 35 MHz).

Contact: 
dr. Mateusz Reczyński (mateusz.reczynski@uj.edu.pl)

 

source meter

Keithley 2450 source meter operating as current source combined with precision voltage- (up to 210 V) and current-meters. The instrument is equipped with (i) a graphical interface, thanks to which the device can be used as a precise power supply with voltage and current readings, (ii) a real current source, (iii) a digital multimeter, and (iv) a precise electronic load. The source meter is adapted to study electroluminescence and photoluminescence in an external electric field. Nevertheless, it can also be used with a variety of other instruments for an examination of the impact of external electric field on other physical properties.

Contact:
dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży (simon.chorazy@uj.edu.pl)

Ion sputter coater

SEC MCM-100P ion sputter coater used for the preparation of thin layers of gold in low-vacuum conditions. The sputter coating with Au improves the conductivity of samples in scanning electron microscopy. Moreover, by the use of appropriate masks, it is possible to prepare electrical contacts on the sample surface (for impedance measurements).

Contact:
dr Mateusz Reczyński (mateusz.reczynski@uj.edu.pl)