Research Core Facilities
The Research Core Facilities of INL are a centralised infrastructure that provides access to advanced equipment, techniques, and expertise. It operates as an open-access facility and offers researchers from academia and the industrial sector a portfolio of services ranging from design to fabrication and characterisation.
With cutting-edge scientific instrumentation and a technical team available to support your needs, we offer an open facility. Either with a guided self-service approach or a full service performed by our team, we can meet your design, fabrication, and characterisation needs as per your specifications.
These facilities are run by highly qualified scientists and engineers with a service-oriented mindset who provide support throughout the entire research and development value chain.
Besides sporadic access, we also offer competitive packages designed for long-term users as well as reduced fees for entities from our Members States (Portugal and Spain).
The Research Core Facilities are certified according to ISO 9001:2015 standard, the ISO 13485:2016 in Medical Devices and the NP 4457:2007.
Requests will be assessed by the respective Facility Manager at INL who will provide a Statement of Work to be accepted by the Institution.
After the conclusion of the request application and procedure, facility users will receive an email with personal credentials to access INL’s internal Laboratory Information Management System. This platform supports the management of all equipment, including training requests, bookings, logging and billing.
All users must request a license and complete training before being allowed to use any INL equipment.
Training requirements for set for each instrument. To schedule training, the user must apply for the respective license under the tools menu on the instrument detail page (which can be found by selecting the instrument from the list). The tool instructor will immediately receive a notification and schedule the first training session with the user.
Once training is completed, the instructor will grant the license for that specific equipment. At this point, the user is eligible to use the instrument.
For booking (mandatory) please follow the instructions for each instrument. After using the instrument, the user must fill out the log form.
All users will be billed according to the number of hours used in each piece of equipment, based on INL’s current table of prices (available upon request).
If assistance is required, costs with personnel will also be charged. All users will be billed for the total number of hours booked unless the user cancels it more than one day in advance. The users will not be billed for a reservation if the equipment is down.
For free access, you can apply for the following European projects:
The role of interfaces and morphology on silver diffusion in hard coatings
SURFACES AND INTERFACES, 2023
Illumination Power, Stability, and Linearity Measurements for Confocal and Widefield Microscopes V.2
Community-developed checklists for publishing images and image analyses
NATURE METHODS, 2023
A post-synthetic modification strategy for the synthesis of pyrene-fused azaacene covalent organic frameworks
MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 2022
Monitoring the point spread function for quality control of confocal microscopes
Structural Properties of Nanometer-Sized Gold Nanoparticles on a Silicon Substrate
PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 2022
Photocurrent Enhancement with Arrays of Silicon Light Nanotowers for Photovoltaic Applications
ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2022
Dealloyed Octahedral PtCu Nanoparticles as High-Efficiency Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2022
Green Solvents for the Liquid Phase Exfoliation Production of Graphene: The Promising Case of Cyrene
FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, 2022
Strain-modulated optical response in 2D MoSe2 made by Na-assisted CVD on glass
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 2022
Surface Passivation of III-V GaAs Nanopillars by Low-Frequency Plasma Deposition of Silicon Nitride for Active Nanophotonic Devices
ACS APPLIED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 2022
Synergistic Combination of Charge Carriers and Energy-Transfer Processes in Plasmonic Photocatalysis
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 2022
Illumination Power and illumination stability
Piezoelectric aluminum nitride thin-films: A review of wet and dry etching techniques
MICROELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, 2022
Synthetic strategy for metallophthalocyanine covalent organic frameworks for electrochemical water oxidation
MATERIALS TODAY CHEMISTRY, 2022