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Department WE06: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Fields:

- Solid State Chemistry
- Ceramic Superconductors
- Inorganic Materials
Actual research domains concerning materials technology:

- Ceramic coatings via spincoating
- Ceramic coatings via flame spraying
- Physico-chemical and mechanical properties of ceramic-metal composites
- Thermal analysis of solids
- Kinetic studies of solid state reactions
- Magnetic and electrical properties of solid materials
- Morphology of porous materials
- Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts (perovskites) by spray drying
- Oxides with negative expansion coefficients
Specific test equipment and/or available techniques:

- Thermomechanical analysis (-196°C to +1200°C)
- Thermo-microscopy (-196°C to +1500°C)
- Magnetic susceptibility (4K to RT)
- TG-DTA-MS
- Electrical resistivity (4K to RT)
- Porosity, specific area, density- Spray dryers- IR, Raman, Solid State NMR, XPS- Presses, furnaces….
Personnel:

- ZAP : 1
- Dr. scientists : 1
- Ind. Ing. : 2
- Other ATP : 1
- PhD students : 4
Contact Persons:

Prof. Dr. Serge Hoste
Krijgslaan 281B
9000 GENT
+32 (0)9 264 44 41
+32 (0)9 264 49 83
e-mail: Serge.Hoste@UGent.be
url: http://allserv.UGent.be/~shoste/