LRAC – Laboratory of Biomass Characterization and Analytical Resources Calibration

The Laboratory of Biomass Characterization, Analytical Resources, and Calibration was established in 1998 under the name of Laboratory of Analytical Resources and Calibration (LRAC). It was reinaugurated in 2013 due to its expansion in area and scope and is located in a 1,300m2 building divided into 3 floors.

The building comprises 13 laboratories (organized by areas of expertise), a meeting room, reception area, storage room, 5 utility rooms, a pilot plant, a high-voltage/electrical house, a control room, and a machine room. The facilities are designed to promote accessibility and ensure safe working conditions.

This laboratory is equipped with a diverse range of modern instruments, enabling chemical and physical analyses of various types of samples. Access to this instrumental park is available to the community of FEQ, UNICAMP, research and educational institutions, companies, and others.

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The LRAC is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art technologies, including:

  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometer;
  • X-ray diffractometer;
  • Scanning electron microscope with elemental analysis (SEM/EDS);
  • Field emission scanning electron microscope (FEG/EDS);
  • X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS);
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR).
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
A technique that enables the study and analysis of surfaces, allowing for the chemical characterization of surface materials and the differentiation of different oxidation states of detected chemical elements.
High-resolution electron microscopy (HRTEM)
High-resolution electron microscopy (HRTEM) is a technique that allows the analysis of micro and nanostructures, providing insights into both morphology and chemical characterization of the elements through its EDS detector.

LRAC – Laboratory of Biomass Characterization and Analytical Resources Calibration

Faculdade de Engenharia Química – UNICAMP – Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz
Rua Michel Debrun, s/n, Campinas, SP, Brazil
CEP 13083-841
Phone: (19) 3521-3975/ (19) 3521-0315

Further information can be found in the links below:

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