Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Corrosion

Head:

dr. Aleksandra Kocijan
Phone: +386 1 4701 955, + 386 1 4701 975

Activities

Analytical Chemistry
  • Research and development of analytical methods for the characterization of non-metallic and metallic materials
  • Chemical analyses of the basic elements in a variety of metallic materials by the method of optical emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES)
  • Chemical analyses of accompanying elements in various metallic materials with the method of flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS)
  • Chemical analyses of trace elements in various materials after pre-separation and pre-concentration, with different methods at a concentration of 1μg/g
  • Chemical analyses with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF)
  • Determination of carbon and sulphur by the method of infrared absorption after combustion in an induction furnace
  • Kjeldahl method for determination of nitrogen 
  • Chemical analyses of archaeological specimens; Archaeometry 
  • Chemical analyses to address ecological and environmental issues
  • Participation in the proficiency testing with established foreign institutions
  • Adapting to the general requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories (EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005)
 
 
 
 
Corrosion
  • Basic and applied research of corrosion degradation of metallic materials
  •  Solving corrosion problems in various fields of industry, transport infrastructure, civil engineering and biomedical applications
  • Research in the field of corrosion and passivation of advanced metallic materials in various media
  • Research in the field of surface characterisation of passive layers on the surface of advanced metallic materials
  • Research of protective layers applied on the surface of metallic materials for the prevention of biological degradation in seawater and in biomedical applications
     

Equipment


Analytical Chemistry
  • Optical emission spectrometer with inductively coupled plasma ICP-OES (Agilent 720)
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometer XRF (Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t GOLDD+)
  • Flame atomic absorption spectrometer (Perkin Elmer 2380)
  • Carbon and sulphur analyser (ELTRA CS-800)
  • Oxygen and nitrogen analyser (ELTRA ON-900)

Corrosion
 
  • SP-300 Modular Research Grade Potentiostat/Galvanostat/FRA
  • Spin coater Laurell WS-650Mz-23NPP
  • Potenciostat / Galvanostat EG & G PAR 273 with static and rotating working electrode
  • Potenciostat / Galvanostat EG & G PAR 263A with static and rotating working electrode
- cyclic potentiodynamic polarization - anodic polarization - potentiostatic method - galvanic corrosion - galvanostatic method - corrosion potential - potentiodynamic polarization - Tafel measurements - polarization resistance - electrochemical impedance spectroscopy International cooperation
  • GAZ Association for the Accreditation and Certification GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf
  • Alusuisse-Technology and Management Ltd., Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland 
  • BAM, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung, Berlin
  • JAB, Japan Accreditation Board for Comformity Assessment, Tokyo
  • DAP, Deutsches Akkreditierungssystem Prüfwesen GmbH, Berlin
  • S.E.P.P. Archäologischer Forschungsverein, Graz



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