Rostislaw Kaischew Institute of Physical Chemistry - BAS

Prof. Vessela Tsakova-Stancheva, DSc
+3592979 2557
Type of the organization / person: R&D

Rostislaw Kaischew Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) is founded in 1958 to carry out fundamental and applied scientific research in the field of physical chemistry. 

Today the Institute of Physical chemistry is focused on  research fields Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the research investigations of IPC address three main thematic areas:

Synthesis and characterisation of electrochemically obtained new advanced functional materials including corrosion-resistive, magnetic, electro-and photoelectrocatlytic and chemosensitive coatings from metals, alloys, oxides and polymers; synthesis and characterization of new ceramic and glass ceramic materials with improved functional properties.

Nanoscale phases and phenomena, crystallization processes and obtaining of glass and glass ceramics, synthesis of environmentally friendly materials from dangerous industrial wastes

 Design and investigation of functionalized surfaces, decorated micro and nano-particles, thin liquid films, foams, emulsions and „soft” nanostructured materials for the application in medicine, pharmacy, food and oil industry.

  The institute has scientific equipment such as:

  • scanning electron microscopes for investigations of surface morphology equipped with device for chemical elemental analysis (incl. carbon).
  • X-ray diffractometer for phase analysis and investigations of structure and texture of solid materials
  •  X-ray fluorescence analyzer for non-destructive determination of chemical composition of metals and alloys
  • multifunctional equipments for complex electrochemical investigations with possibilities for application of various potentiostatic, galvanoctatic, transient and differential techniques
  • microinterefeometric method for studying surface forces in thin fluid films
  • tensiometer with possibility for droplet profile analysis and double dosing system and module for contact angles measurements
  • Langmuir balance for studies of adsorbed layers on fluid interfaces
  • experimental set-up for determination of electric properties (polarizability and dipole moments) of inorganic, organic and biologic colloid particles providing the possibility to evaluate their mean size and polydispersity
  • equipment for differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analysis
  • laser dilatometer for non-contact studies of thermal expansion of materials.
  • nanoindentor and device for determination of nano- and microhardness of materials and coatings

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