Materials Research Centre: Inorganic materials

Our aim is the research and development in the field of inorganic binders, glass, ceramics, metals and corrosion

Materials Research Centre offers opportunities for cooperation in many areas of engineering materials such as standard and special binders, technical, engineering and refractory ceramics, composite materials, metals, alloys and their corrosion. These materials are tested, developed or their properties are intentionally modified. We are focusing on applications in industrial processes, technology treatments, design of new materials and processes and thein implementation to practice.

What do we offer?

  • Testing and developing of inorganic binders, building materials and ceramics
  • Utilization of secondary industrial materials in inorganic technologies
  • Chemical and microstructural chemici analysis of inorganic materials
  • Phase analysis of material in temperature to 1500 °C and relative humidity to 99 %
  • Structural analysis in resolution 1 nm with element and phase microprobe
  • Determination of distribution of particles size from 1 nm to 3 mm
  • Testing of durability, chemical and temperature resistance of inorganic materials
  • Testing of composition and structure of metals and alloys
  • Controlling processes of firing up to 1700 °C
  • Measurement of rheology properties
  • Determination of specific surface and porosity
  • Determination of volumetric changes (Le Chatelier, Kallauner-Rosa, Graf-Kaufman)
  • Dilatometry and mechanical properties of materials up to 2400 °C
  • Thermogravimetric analysis with analysis of gases up to 1500 °C
  • Professional training of processing area, reviews of properties and stability of inorganic materials for company purpose

Our equipment

  • X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS)
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray polarized spectrometer (EDX)
  • X-ray diffraction with high temperature (1500 °C) and humidity chamber, SAXS and tomographer
  • TG-DTA with EGA analysis up to 1500 °C
  • SEM microscopy (EDX, WDX, EBSD analyzers) with ion polisher
  • FT-IR Raman microscope with high temperature stage up to 1500 °C
  • Laser analyzer of particles size
  • Heating microscopy (up to 1750 °C)
  • High temperature dilatometer + DTA + TGA + TMA up to 2400 °C
  • Blaine, BET- measure of specific surface, porosimetry
  • Rheometer
  • Microhardness tester
  • Light microscope with high temperature stage
  • sothermal and semiadiabatic calorimeter
  • Testing presses for mechanical properties
  • Universal tensile equipment
  • Instrumental impact pendulum
  • Furnaces up to 1700 °C with controlled atmosphere
  • Grinding and sorting equipment
  • Ripening chambers with controlled temperature and NaCl corrosing chamber


  • XELLA CZ, s.r.o.
  • Unipetrol a.s.
  • Saint – Gobain Isover CZ, s.r.o.
  • Vápenka Vitošov, s.r.o.
  • P-D Refractories CZ, a.s.
  • Fortemix, s.r.o.
  • ŽPSV, a.s.
  • Slévárna Kuřim a.s.
  • Carmeuse Czech Republic, s.r.o.
  • Kovoprojekta Brno, a.s.
  • Cembrit, a.s.
  • LB cemix, a.s.
  • Považská cementáreň Ladce, a.s.
  • Heidelberg Cement Technology Centre 
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