The integrated Unit of Characterization of Materials of ICMM comprises 13 scientific and technical services and a team of 16 specialists and 16 staff scientists, constituting a fundamental tool for the research development in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science. Its fundamental task is to provide advice and scientific and technical support to the research groups at the ICMM, Universities and Companies requesting them.

The Characterization Unit has been redesigned in 2023 with the goal of maximizing its impact and visibility, including transfer of knowledge among public and private sectors, and the improvement of the quality of the analysis.

The different services are provided by an instrumentation adapted to the latest technologies and in a continuous process of renovation and highly qualified personnel. In addition to essential characterization tools, the Unit has specialized instrumentation that is unique at national level, like the new Single Crystal Venture with 3 microsources, the high resolution SQUID MPMS-3 magnetometer, the pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance AVANCE II for solids, and the Clean Room for Micro- and Nano-fabrication, providing to the Scientific and Technological community of last generation characterization tools. 

Contact info:
Phone: 91334900-ext 204


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(*) It can only be filled out by a Principal Investigator, with a current research project and access to @LIMS.

The Unit is strongly committed with high quality and continuous improvement of the Scientific and Technological Services, aiming at internal and external satisfaction. Our organization model adopts the principles of integrity, independence, technical competence, effectiveness and efficiency and continuous improvement of the quality of services and procedures. 

The ICMM direction promotes this policy management and provides the necessary resources to ensure the quality of its activities and the fulfilment of its mission.

The Unit provides this form as a way of communicating proposals for improvement, and expressing dissatisfaction or congratulations with the Scientific and Technological Services.