Development of Research Infrastructure of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

On 25th October 2017, the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) and the Central Finance and Contracting Agency of the Republic of Latvia signed an agreement on the implementation of the European Union Foundation project “Development of Research Infrastructure of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia” (Project).

The aim of project is to create a ISSP UL as a modern Technological Centre in research of modern material direction in Latvia and the Baltic sea region by improving and developing the infrastructure of Open Access, using it for ̄Research&Development&Innovation.

Within the framework of developing the ISSP UL Open Access Infrastructure, two prototyping laboratories will be established: Thin Film Laboratory, Laboratory of Prototyping of Electronic & Photonic Devices.

Agreement No. 1.1.1.4/17/I/002

Duration of project: 25.10.2017. - 31.01.2021.

Project Manager: ISSP UL Director: Dr phys. Martins Rutkis

The total financing of the project is EUR 15 320 196.


THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT (TIME PERIOD: 01.05.2019. – 31.07.2019.)

In the framework of project No 1.1.1.4/17/I/002, the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) has completed the construction work on the 5 th floor, where the restoration of laboratory premises and other simplified reconstruction work were carried out (the works were carried out by Ltd. “Wood Construction”).

Construction work of the lobby of the ISSP UL building, the redesign of stairs and the replacement of lift has also been completed and commissioned to the Construction State Control Office on 31.07.2019. (the works were carried out by Abora Ltd.).

Several laboratory equipment has been supplied and installed within the framework of the “Development of Research Infrastructure” project action, including:

  • for chemical technology laboratory use – high temperature ovens FORNABERTHERM LHT 08/16; NABERTHERM LHTC 08/14; NABERTHERM L9/13; NABERTHERM TR60; grinding/polishing and planetary mills
  • for Thin Film and coating laboratory use - Atomic-layer precipitating plant
  • for using in research of electrical and magnetic properties – electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer
  • etc.

Over the period from 01.05.2019 to 31.07.2019. a total of 4 procurements have been announced.

Detailed information on the announced procurement procedures of equipment is available on the ISSP UL website under the heading “About Us/Purchases”.


THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT (TIME PERIOD: 01.02.2019. – 30.04.2019.)

The Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) within the project No.1.1.1.4./17/I/002 continued the simplified renovation works on the 5th floor of the ISSP UL building (built in 1978) and reconstruction works carried out in ISSP UL building lobby including renovation of stairwells and replacement of lifts.

The following equipment were delivered and installed within the project activity “Research Infrastructure Development”:

  •  Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory -  Raman Spectrometer with Lasers and Spectroscopic Ellipsometer;
  • Chemical technology laboratory - Microwave-assisted synthesis system;
  • Magnetic Resonance Laboratory - Potentiostat/galvanostat set Metrohm Autolab PGSTAT302N;
  • Thin film and coating laboratory - Ink-jet printing equipment (Dimatix Materials Printer DMP – 2850).

During 01.02.2019. - 30.04.2019. 5 procurements procedures have been announced within the project.

More detailed information about procurements can be found on the ISSP UL homepage under section “About Us/Purchases”.