Lab work that can be done is related to samples derived from mineral, metal and composite materials, both from sample preparation to the synthesis of new compounds with liquid, molten or solid phases. Lab equipment has been designed for materials that are not too dirty (eg not suitable for coal and its derivatives) because it can contaminate the resulting oxide material.
Physical forms that can be generated and tested in the lab include, solution type, fine to nanopowder, thin-film and fiber. Oxide systems that have been produced in this lab include: ZrO2 doped REO, TiO2 powder and thin-film, synthetic: Zeolite, Mullite, Cordierite, ZOC and PAC.
In carrying out its duties as laboratory facilities and infrastructure, Lab. SOS has supported in activities that include:
- Practicum implementation
- Supporting final project, thesis, and doctoral research
- Research in the framework of community service and industry.
The results of this activity can be seen in the thesis reports, theses and dissertations which are also stored in the laboratory, as well as research reports to LPPM and the Minister of Research and Technology and outside companies.
In order to obtain real sample materials from the field (ores, concentrates, metals, process products, commercial samples) various contacts have been made with industry and personnel who have access to solid oxides. Some of them were carried out through research collaborations with various industries/companies such as Timah, Antam, Freeport, PGN, Geoservices, Harita, Krakatau-Steel, Smelting Co. and others. There was also cooperation with foreign agencies, such as FEI (MLA-Qemscan), Derrick (fine-sieving), Malvern (laser Doppler) and Mitsubishi-materials. Several sample tests from several other universities were also carried out, such as Unpad, Maranatha, Unjani, Unsoed, USU, and Unair.