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Services

( within Material Transfer and Confidentiality Agreements )

CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

SEMICONDUCTORS & SURFACES

BIOMATERIALS & BIOMEDICINE

MATERIALS RESEARCH

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CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Laser diagnosis and laser cleaning for the conservation of cultural heritage

  • Identification of contaminated regions
  • Characterization of contaminants
  • Removal of contaminant through laser processing
  • Evaluation of cleaning process
   

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SEMICONDUCTORS & SURFACES

Laser processing of Group-IV semiconductors (Si, Ge, SiC, SiGeC, SiGeSn, GePb...)

  • Local and large area growth of amorphous, nanocrystalline, polycristalline or epitaxial thin films-
  • Modification ofe properties (dopant activation, interface adjustment, modification of composition and structure, ...)
  • Caracterization of morphology, structure, and composition.
  • Evaluation of aplications in Photovoltaics, micro- and nanoelectronics,and photonis.
 

Funcionalization of surfaces (Polymers, Semiconductors, Dielectrics, Metals, ...)

  • Local modification of morphology, structure and composition, through laser processing.
  • Characterization of morphology, structure and composition.
  • Evaluation of applications in photovoltaics, optoelectronics and biomedicine.

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BIOMATERIALS & BIOMEDICINE

Biomaterials (Fabrication and Analyses)

  • Fabrication of apatites (hydroxyapatite, fluorapatite) from marine precursors.
  • Laser assisted growth of biocompatible coatings (hydroxyapatite, substituted apatites and bioglasses).
  • Analyses of physico-chemical properties and biocompatibility.
  • Evaluation of biomedical applications (bone replacement, prosthesis, tissue engineering).
 
Bioinspired materials (Processing and Analyses)
  • Obtention of porous ceramics (SiC, carbon, apatites) from natural precursors (wood, algae, plants).
  • Caracterization of morphology, structure, composition, and biocompatibility.
  • Evaluation of biomedical applications (bone replacement, prosthesis, tissue engineerig, drug delivery).
 
Biomedicine
  • Biocompatibility tests of biomaterials (cell cultures).
  • Raman spectroscopy of mineralized tissues (tooth, bones).

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MATERIAL RESEARCH

Characterization of surfaces, interfaces and thin films

  • Pre-treatment through laser processing, thermal evaporation and Spin coating to protect and/or pattern surfaces.
  • Characterization of morphology, structure and composition through all techniques available in our facilities, direct access at the C.A.C.T.I. and through cooperations with our main partners in other institutions (more info in Facilities).
  • Exhaustive evaluation of all results.
 

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last updated: 23-01-2015 (newmaterials@uvigo.es)