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The AGH UST Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology (ACMIN), being a multidisciplinary research centre, can offer a wide range of services in the areas of materials engineering, physics, materials chemistry and nanotechnology. It is possible due to the long-standing knowledge and research experience of our scientists as well as to the close in-house collaboration of specialists in different disciplines, i.e. physicists, chemists and engineers. The research conducted at ACMiN includes the areas listed below.

Functional Materials

Metallic materials for use in extremely severe service conditions and at high temperatures, intermetallic materials, shape-memory alloys, high-endurance light alloys, metallic glasses, metal oxides-based semiconductive materials, semiconductive materials derived from chalcogenides of transition metals, magnetic and multiferroic materials, superconductors, magnetic liquids, graphene oxides, perovskites and other metal-organic semiconductors.

Bionanomaterials

Biopolymers, liposomes, nanomagnetic particles for biomedical applications, polyplexes, hybrid systems and biocompatible nanostructures.

Nanotechnology and surface technology

The technology of developing new nanostructures which nanostructures thin semiconducive layers, spin logic nanostructures, micro- and nanomagnetic sensors, electric and magnetic field-controlled multiferroic nanostructures, nanosensors, optoelectrinics, spintronics, functionalized substrates processing, surface modification and thermal processing of materials.

Materials characterization

Spectroscopic and microscopic methods: photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS,UPS), electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), electron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, magnetometric measurements using the VSM technique, measurements of Mössbauer spectroscopy spectra, studies of magnetic particle hyperthermia, determination of temperature dependencies of electrical resistance and magnetoresistance using four-terminal sensing; synchrotron research using the XAS, XES, RIXS and XMCD methods, measurements of conductivity, photocurrent, work function and surface photovoltage, impedance measurements and vector analysis, calorimetric measurements, testing mechanical properties and hardness of materials at the macro- and micro- scale, studies of the thermal expansion coefficient.

Materials modelling

The nature of electron states and conductivity; topological insulator-graphene and superconductor-graphene junctions; the theory of high-temperature superconductors and other systems with strongly correlated electrons; electron states in quantum nanosystems, such as quantum dots or systems containing graphene.

The multidisciplinary research team of our Centre is fully prepared for challenges involved in looking for non-standard solutions in the area of the development and nanostructuring of materials as well as studying their properties.

If you are interested in coperation and the pricing of R&D services, please contact us by phone (tel. : 12 617 49 44), by email (e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or by completing the on-line application form available below (whichever is the most convenient for you)