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Belarussian State Technological University

220050, Belarus, Minsk, Sverdlova Str., 13ą.

Physicochemical Methods Investigation Center

Profile: The Physicochemical Methods Investigation Center  is specialised in research works studying structure, chemical composition, properties, physicochemical peculiarities and characteristics of a wide range of materials, natural and synthetic objects, individual substances and the most complicated chemical compounds.

Opportunity: Physicochemical Methods Investigation Center is equipped with modern devices of a research  class of the  world's best manufacturers of analytical equipment such as:  Bruker AXS Gmbh (Germany), Hewlett Packard (USA), JEOL Ltd. (Japan), Mettler Toledo (Switzerland), Quantachrome Corp. (USA), Shimadzu (Japan), Thermo Nicolet (USA), Waters Corp. (USA). This equipment is used by highly qualified specialists. Totality of research methods used in the laboratory gives an opportunity to study complex objects and to solve urgent scientific problems.

Equipment and Methods of Research: The following methods are applied in the laboratory of scientific investigations "Physicochemical Methods of Investigations": Atomic-absorption spectroscopy, High performance liquid chromatography and Mass-spectroscopy, Gas chromatography, IR spectroscopy and FTIR spectroscopy, Investigation of the surface area and porosity, Optical microscope, Transmission electron microscope and electron diffraction, Scanning electron microscope with chemical microanalysis, Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray fluorescence element analysis.

Scanning Electron Microscope with Chemical Microanalysis
Priority Directions of Investigations:


Investigations of microstructure of the wide range of materials: metals, alloys, ceramics, semiconductive materials, polymers, synthetic products.
• Investigations of non-conductive materials and biological objects in low vacuum  mode without conductivity layers
• Qualitative and quantitative energy dispersive X-ray chemical microanalysis
• Analysis of the distribution of chemical elements and area mapping of chemical composition on the basis of SEM images

Scanning Electron Microscope

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Priority Directions of Investigations:

Investigations of processes in organic synthesis by HPLC


Chromatographic   investigations of biologically active substances


Development of techniques of the analysis  for identification of pesticides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons


Qualitative and quantitative analysis components in pharmaceutical production

• Identification  of nucleic acids  components (nucleotides, nucleosides, nitrogen based)   in mixes
High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Mass-Spectroscopy
Priority Directions of Investigations:
• Investigations of processes in organic synthesis by HPLC mass-spectroscopy
• Identification of micro quantities of toxic impurity
• Development of techniques of the analysis for a wide range of organic compounds
• Qualitative and quantitative analysis components in pharmaceutical production
• Determination of vitamins in food additives and food-stuffs

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Mass-Spectrometr

Gas Chromatograph

Gas Chromatography
Priority Directions of Investigations:

Determination of volatile organic compounds in different objects of the environment


Investigation of the  composition of gas exhausts and sewage  of industrial enterprises


Determination of volatile organic combinations in food-stuffs and compounds  pharmaceutical production


Investigation  of   biotransformation  and biodegradation processes of pesticides

• Determination of non-volatile  acids (citric, lactic, etc.) in various objects
Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Priority Directions of Investigations:

Studying of phase transitions (melting, rebuilding of crystal structure, boiling, evaporation, reactions of dehydration, dissociation and decomposition, etc.)


Researches of  inorganic and organic materials: clay, metals, minerals, polymers, resin, oil, etc.


Determination of  thermal effects of adsorption and polymerisation


Qualitative determination  of enthalpy of chemical and physical  transitions

Thermoanalitical Systems with Differential Scanning Calorimetr

High Speed Gas Sorption Analyzer

Investigation of the Surface Area and Porosity
Priority Directions of Investigations:
 •  Determination of the surface area of catalysts, adsorbents and other materials
• Studying of the isotherms of adsorption and desorption
• Determination of the pore side distribution based on the adsorption or desorption isotherm
• Investigation of the type and  parameters of porosity
• Definition of the adsorptive capacity and activity of porous stuffs
IR-Spectroscopy and FTIR-Spectroscopy
Priority Directions of Investigations:
•  Identification of organic and inorganic substances
• Research of the  of chemical bond nature
• Study of molecular and supermolecular structure of polymers and researches of processes of their destruction
• Research of the special properties  of  element in different chemical compounds
• Definition of the   components purity in organic synthesis and pharmaceutics


X-Ray Diffractometer D8 Advance

X-Ray Diffraction
Priority Directions of Investigations:
 •  Metals, Alloys, Polymers, Forensics, Chemistry, Archeology, Glass, Ceramics, Cement, Pharmaceuticals, Coating, Environmental Analysis, Mineralogy, Geology, Semiconductors, Superconductors
• Professional phase identification
• Fully automated   quantitative analysis of XRD data
• Powder diffraction and single crystal analyses
• Analyses of complicated multiphas mixtures and trace pfases readily
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