LM3 - Macromolecular Materials Laboratory
The Laboratory of Macromolecular Materials is a C2TN multidisciplinary infrastructure managed by the Group of Radiations, Elements and Isotopes (GREI). It is dedicated to the preparation, functionalization and characterization of macromolecular materials (polymers and hybrid materials) processed by ionizing radiation techniques.
It comprises 6 rooms with the following logistic configuration:
LM3-1: Preparation of Macromolecular Materials
LM3-2: Mechanical and Structural Characterization
LM3-3: Thermal Analysis and FTIR Spectrophotometry
LM3-LEB: Testing Laboratory for Biomaterials
The laboratory is devoted to the development of new macromolecular materials for biomedical and environment applications as well as the conservation and preservation of heritage artefacts.
The laboratory integrates state of the art equipment for the manipulation and characterization of macromolecular materials, and includes the following
DSC - Differential Scanning Calorimetry
TGA - Thermogravimetric Analysis
FTIR - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry
PALS - Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectrometry
Universal Mechanical Analysis
Cell viability assays
Luís M. Ferreira