The Technical Research Support Unit accomplishes the main part of the textural, structural and chemical characterization of the materials synthesized and tested by the researchers of the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleum Chemistry (CSIC). The multidisciplinary nature of the research, allows for a wide range of techniques commonly used in materials characterization: X-Ray diffraction, UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), BET surface area and pore size distribution analysis by gas adsorption, Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP) and Chemisorption.
The development of these techniques has allowed external applicants, such as private companies, universities and public research centers, to access to our services.
The Technical Research Support Unit is devoted to contribute both to the continuous growth in the research capacity and to the maximization of the impact of that research through knowledge transfer.
Since January 2009 several of the characterization techniques employed in the Technical Research Support Unit have been certified under UNE-EN ISO 9001, granted by AENOR, and the IQNet certificate has been awarded. Likewise, the ICP Support Unit belongs to the Laboratories Network of Madrid Autonomous Community (code 150)