The Materials Research Institute (IIM-UNAM) has an important number of laboratories and facilities, which can be used by all the member of this institute. Perhaps, some of the most important general laboratories are:

  • X-ray diffraction laboratory

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy laboratory.

  • Microscope laboratory (SEM, TEM, FIB and AFM)

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance laboratory (solids, liquids and gels)

  • Thermal analysis laboratory (TGA, DTA, DSC and TMA)

  • Mechanical test laboratory, among others

  • Apart from these general laboratories, LaFReS is located at the building E, laboratories L-E-101 and L-E-102 of the IIM-UNAM, and we have the following facilities:

  • 2 thermogravimetric analysis (TGA; Q500HR and Q550, from TA Instruments, both adapted to digital gas mixers)

  • 1 water vapor thermogravimetric analysis (TGA; Q5000SA, from TA Instruments)

  • 1 temperature programmed equipment (TPX; Belcat B from Bel-Japan)

  • 1 catalytic reactor (Belrea, from Bel-Japan) adapted to a gas chromatograph (GC 2014, from Shimadzu)

  • 1 catalytic reactor adapted to a mass spectroscopy (Catlab, from Hiden)

  • 2 infrared spectroscopy equipments with ATR, transmittance and gas cells (Alpha, from Bruker)

  • 1 differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, from Instruments Specialists)

  • 1 high temperature membrane permeation equipment (homemade) adapted to a gas chromatograph (GC 2014, from Shimadzu)

  • 1 gas chromatograph with mass spectroscopy (GCMS-PQ2010, from Shimadzu)

  • Contact:

    Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    Circuito exterior s/n, Cd Universitaria
    Del. Coyoacan, CP 04510, Cd de México
    Phone: +52 (55) 5622 4627