UME CAT - Centro de Apoyo Tecnológico

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos


The Technological Support Center at Rey Juan Carlos University (CAT-URJC) offers scientific services for researchers from Universities, Research Centers and Companies.

Technical Capabilities

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory has numerous and varied technologies related to scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy (ESEM, TEM, FEG-SEM) and the sample preparation for the observation (crio-ultramicrotomy, sputtering, e-beam evaporation, ion milling, critical point dryer, optical microscopy, electrolytic preparations), advanced software tools for digital image processing and analyzing (SPIP), and tools for study of polycrystalline structure and orientation (EBSD).

The lab is specialized in materials characterization, including metal, ceramic, polymer, composites, biomaterials and nanomaterials for a wide range of different applications (energy, health, structural, transport, etc).