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Research activity

Research fields of the laboratory include: research, optimisation, and validation of new analytical methods. Research is carried out in the following fields:

Electrochemical research

-          The development of modified electrodes for electrochemical determination of traces of heavy metals;

-          The use of electrochemical techniques in corrosion studies;

-          Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy;

-          Cyclic voltammetry;

-          Stripping analysis;

-          Chronopotentiometry, polarisation resistance, potentiodynamic curve, and cyclic polarisation measurements;

-          The development of new procedures for preparing potentiometric and other sensors (chemical, sonochemical activation of the electrode surface, new membrane materials) – potentiometric sensors are compared with other analytical methods and are used for analyses in real systems (corrosion, environment, chemistry, pharmacy) and in flow injection systems;

-          Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM).

 

•Surface analysis

-          Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS);

-          X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA);

-          Atomic force microscopy (AFM);

-          3D-profilometry;

-          Contact angle analysis (CA);

-          ATR-FTIR analysis.

 

Chemometrics

-          Research of new analytical methods, the development and optimisation of analytical methods, the evaluation (validation) of analytical methods, the evaluation of the measurement uncertainty of analytical results, the use of chemometric methods for modelling and optimisation of analytical methods and for searching for similarities between individual measurands for quality assessment of measurement results.

 

Chromatographic analytical methods

-       Gas chromatography (GC);

-       Liquid chromatography (HPLC);

-       Ion chromatography (IC).