Research Services

Characterization of Materials Service (SERCAMAT)

The Characterization of Materials Service (SERCAMAT), which opened in July 2004, features cutting-edge equipment which is able to carry out the physico-chemical and structural characterization of any type of material. In this way the teams that make up the Service are able to carry out an exhaustive quality control in raw materials as well as in the finished product.

Chromatography Service (SERCROM)

The Chromatography Service has an infrastructure of the latest generation in the field of high resolution mass spectometry (HRGC-HRMS) such as the DFS system, which allows the determination of organic compounds present at trace levels to be carried out. Specifically, the team is especially designed for the analysis of dioxins, furans and PCBs (highly toxic substances even at very low concentrations) complying with detection specifications required by the EPA 1613 method to confirm the presence of these compounds at ppt levels.

Stabling and Animal Experimentation Service (SEEA)

The Stabling and Animal Experimentation Service (SEEA) at the University of Cantabria (UC) was created in November 2004 as a general support service for research and its aim is to provide legal coverage and basic support to scientific quality research and teaching which require the use of animals as an experimental model. In June 2008 it was integrated within the Scientific-Technical Research Service (SCTI), forming part of the high-performance infrastructures made available to R+D group at the University of Cantabria, as well as public organisms and companies.

Underwater Inspection Service (SERVISUB)

The Underwater Inspection Service (ServISub) springs from activities in the field of Marine Robotics in the R+D+I Computer and Automatic Group at the University of Cantabria.
Its objective is to promote all initiatives rising in the maritime field, as well as making itself available to the scientific and industrial community.

Electronic Transmission Microscope Service (SERMET)

The transmission electron microscope is a basic tool which allows the atomic or molecular structure of any type of material to correlate with its physical or chemical properties. The TEM allows characterizing the morphology of nanoparticles (size, dimensions and their position), providing information about the crystallographic structure of the researched materials, either through high resolution images or electron diffraction methods and determining the chemical composition at a local level using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

Santander Supercomputing Service (SSC)

Santander Supercomputing Service (SSC) offers a large capacity of computing to solve all types of problems: from the simulation of the evolution of the Universe to the design of more efficient industrial components.

It is available for research teams at the University of Cantabria as well as any other national or international research centers and public administration or companies that need to have this type of system available in their research, development and innovation projects.

The main system, the ALTAMIRA supercomputer which was launched in October 2012, has 2,500 computing cores, a total memory of 10,000 Gigabytes, and power of more than 50 Teraflops (50 billion operations per second). The disk storage capacity is more than 1 Petabyte (a million gigabytes), with the possibility of archiving data on tape. It is connected to the international network with a bandwidth of 10 Gigabit/s. It is therefore an ideal system for simulation as well as how to process massive data. 

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Laboratorio de I+D. Telecomunicaciones. Planta -3.
Plaza de la Ciencia s/n
39005 Santander
+34 942 202244
+34 942 201003