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Rostislaw Kaischew Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Rostislaw Kaischew Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

    Institute of Physical Chemistry “Rostislaw Kaischew” at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has the capacity for completing investigations in accordance with the priorities of National strategy for development of scientific investigations in Republic Bulgaria 2020 directed in three main thematic trends:

    • advanced materials and technologies based on electrochemically obtained metal, alloy and modified polymer materials for photo and photoelectrocatalytic applications, and corrosion-resistиvе or decorative coatings;
    • nanoscale phenomena, phase formation and crystallization, synthesis of glass and glass-ceramic materials;
    • design, characterization and optimization of complex liquid systems and soft nanostructured materials  for application in medicine, pharmacy, food and oil industry.

    The research infrastructure of IPC-BAS supports investigations in these scientific fields and includes: 

    • scanning electron microscope JEOL JSM 6390) for investigations of surface morphology equipped with device (INCA Oxford) or chemical elemental analysis (incl. carbon);
    • X-ray diffractometer Philips PW1050 with PW1830 generator) for phase analysis and investigations of structure and texture of solid materials;
    • X-ray diffractometer Empyrean - diffraction from polycrystalline samples, Small angle x-ray scattering, (SAXS). Used for: characterization of nanoparticles in bulk samples, sols, gels or liquids. Appropriate for the investigations at high temperature (up to 1600оС) investigations in air, vacuum or inert atmosphere.;
    • X-ray microtomograph Bruker SkyScan 1272;
    • X-ray fluorescence analyzer (FISCHERSCOPE X-Ray XDAL) for non-destructive determination of chemical composition of  metals and alloys;
    • multifunctional equipments (AutoLab, Gamry and PAR) for complex electrochemical investigations with possibilities for application of various potentiostatic, galvanoctatic, transient and differential techniques involved in electrocatalytic, electroanalytical, galvanic plating and corrosion studies; 
    • equipment for differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analysis for studying thermal properties of materials;
    • nanoindentor (G-200 Agilent) for determination of nano- and microhardness of materials and coatings;
    • laser dilatometer (Misura) with high-temperature microscope (Misura) for non-contact studies of thermal expansion of materials;
    • gas picnometer (AccuPyc 1330) for non-destructive determination of skeletal and absolute density (with precision down to 0.001 g/cm3);
    • unique microinterferometric equipment designed to IPC for simultaneous visual observation, tracking the various stages in the formation, measuring the thickness of thin liquid films;
    • (РАТ-1, Sinterface) for investigation of interfacial surfaces by profile analysis of drop and/or bubble;
    • Langmuir balance (KSV NIMA Langmuir Trough System) with small and large bathtub, Surface Potential Meter and KSV NIMA Control Software for the study of adsorption layers of liquid phase boundaries;
    • experimental set-up for determination of electric properties (polarizability and dipole moments) of inorganic, organic and biologic colloid particles providing the possibility to evaluate their mean size and polydispersity.
  • Contacts

    Phone: +359 2 8727550
    Email: physchem@ipc.bas.bg
    URL: http://ipc.bas.bg/

    Correspondence address

    ul. Acad. G. Bonchev, blok 11,
    Sofia 1113, Bulgaria