Presentation

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)
iqnet
CAM 150

Team

javier agundez 400px

Agúndez Rodríguez, Javier

Technical Manager – Research Support Unit

jagundez@icp.csic.es

Marisol Faraldos 400px

Faraldos Izquierdo, Marisol

Scientific Manager

mfaraldos@icp.csic.es

Díaz Guerri, Concepción

Staff

Folgado Martínez, Rosa María

Staff

López Cortés, María de las Nieves

Staff

Diego Arroyo Sánchez

Staff

Rodríguez García, Isabel

Staff

Miguel Martín Ortega

Staff

Techniques

Research Support Unit Rates

TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPI
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
Elemental analysis: ICP-OES (application) (n: nº of elements;
m
: nº of samples)
(18n + 6m) (22n + 9m) (43n + 15m)
Alkaline Fusion Digestion (€/sample) 17,36 32,85 35,98
Acid digestion with microwaves (€/sample) 20,14 40,13 43,95
TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPIS
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
BET area (N2/Ar)  (€/sample) 15,93 43,09 47,2
Adsorption-desorption Isotherm (€/sample) 42,43 77,04 (80,09)* 120,52
Adsorption-desorption Isotherm Micropore (€/sample) 70,53 132,22 153,62
Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (€/sample) 54,7 63,41 (105,68)** 120,78
TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPIS
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
TPD (NH3/CO2) (€/sample) 32,02 58,86 64,47
TPO (€/sample) 17,34 43,49 47,63
TPR (H2 10%) (€/sample) 35,61 60,79 66,55
Chemisorption (H2/CO) (€/sample) 69,28 110,31 120,82
TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPIS
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
Helyum Picnometry (€/sample) 21,37 36,25 39,7
TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPIS
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction (50 sec) (€/sample) 28,8 40 43,82
Qualitative X-Ray Diffraction (20 sec) (€/sample) 11,38 18,01 19,72
Reaction Chamber X-Ray Diffraction (€/hour) 16,69 30,24 36
Small angle (€/sample) 28,8 50,99 55,84
TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPIS
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
UV-Vis spectroscopy (€/sample) 12,59 24,13 27,27
TECHNIQUES CSIC SPANISH UNIVERSITIES /
AGE / OPIS
FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES/
COMPANIES
SEM with technician 19,85 52,79 57,82
SEM without technician 19,85 30,48 40,27

* in the catalogue of services the price appears in brackets but will be charged 77.04 euros per sample. It is specified in the excel sheet hung in the page of the scientific and technical services.

** 40% discount will be applied to universities, price to be charged 63.41

For more information, estimated costs and special offers, please contact with the Technical Manager of the Research Support Unit.