Infrastructure at the University of Nova Gorica acquired within SUNGREEN project
- Field emission SEM with cathodoluminescence,
- 200 kV field emission TEM with scanning mode,
- thermal analyzer coupled to mass spectrometer,
- XRD powder diffraction,
- Atomic force microscope,
- full sample preparation kit.
The purchased equipment is essential for an enhancement of research capacity at all of the University of Nova Gorica research departments in the field of environmental sciences – the study of the microstructure, morphology, phase composition, elemental composition, compositional gradient, interfaces, crystallographic characteristics, defect structures, grain boundary conditions, domain structures, strain, nano-particle characteristics, thin film structure, reactive layers and other materials features.
Our researchers deal with materials whose functional properties such as opto-electronic, photo-catalytic, electrical, magnetic and mechanic properties are essentially influenced by the crystal structure, defects, phase inclusions, structural distortion, etc. Often these materials features are sensitive to applied conditions (pressure, temperature, precursors etc.) during the synthesis, deposition of films, sintering or any other process related to thermal treatment. All this becomes even more important for nano-structured materials that are most commonly used in studies of photo-catalysts, functional thin films, conjugated polymers for organic solar cells, solar splitting of water for hydrogen production, etc.
Organisation of international conferences and workshops on topics related to the field of environmental sciences and novel nanomaterials. More
The experienced researchers will be recruited and employed to increase knowledge in research themes related to environmental sciences and novel nanomaterials. More
Networking for innovation
The objective of this work package is to enhance the efforts of the University of Nova Gorica in establishing links with the socioeconomic environment and industry in the region, with the institutions of the European Union, National and local government, different agencies, networks and the collective organisations of the industrial sector and creating conditions for the development of knowledge based clusters. More