Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology


Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute

Materials Synthesis, Growth & Processing
Laboratories for synthesis of
  (a) organic and polymer compounds
(b) carbon-based nanostructured materials
(c) high-temperature synthesis of inorganic compounds
Instrumentation for laser-based & other type materials growth and processing (thin films, doping, thermal poling, cutting and polishing)
Materials & Devices Characterization Platforms
Polymer & Colloids Characterization
Thermal Analysis
Electrochemical Analysis
Electronic Spectroscopy
Raman and Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy
Dielectric Spectroscopy
Laser-Induced Plasma Spectroscopy (LIPS)
Materials Diagnostics Platforms

Photonics and Nano-applications
Two integrated and complementary groups of facilities for

Photonics and nano-structures at short wavelengths. Photonic synthesis of nano-structures and functionalization of surfaces at short wavelengths (30 -180 nm).

VUV micro-machining and
VUV pulsed laser deposition.

Imaging at the micro/nano-scale.
Processing of materials at the nano-scale.

Crystal growth facility (Bridgman-Stockbarger).
X-UV (30-110 nm), VUV (110-180 nm), UV (193-350 nm) light sources.
Ultra high vacuum chamber for simulating space conditions.

VUV-analytical equipment.



Clean room for photonics applications and devices
Photonics engineered surfaces and structures - Structural Characterization
Design and development of prototype devices - Functional Control
Photonics and Nano-applications systems
Computational Chemistry and Physics Lab
comprising a cluster 19 of SUN X4100 and X4600 rack mounted computers. The total number of AMD Opteron cpu cores is 156, all running SuSe linux operating system. A variety of Computational Chemistry and Physics program packages are run in parallel on the compute nodes, the load being distributed by the Sun Grid Engine software.