Center For Physical Sciences And Technology (FTMC)

  • CENTER FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (FTMC) is the largest scientific research institution carrying out a unique fundamental research and technological development works in scientific fields of laser technologies, optoelectronics, nuclear physics, organic chemistry, bio and nanotechnologies, electrochemical material science, functional materials, electronics, etc. in Lithuania. In the Center not only the innovative science but also high technologies expedient for business and society needs are developed.
  • As FTMC unites the best Lithuanian researchers and it is equipped with the modern laboratory facilities, thus most of the performed scientific investigations are unique not only in Lithuania, but also all over the world, and the developed technologies and the achieved scientific results are known at the international level. 38 habilitated doctors of science, 246 doctors of science, more than 500 researchers and 60 PhD students are working in FTMC. During the time of its activity FTMC carried out more than 300 scientific investigations to order of business entities and contributed to the accomplishment of business goals of more than 100 enterprises.
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Competences

Analytical: Structural Analysis
Analytical: Accredited Corrosion Research Laboratory
Analytical: Optical measurements and investigations
Microwave Research
Analytical: Tribology Laboratory
Analytical: Organic Chemistry Analysis
Processing and Laser Technologies
Semiconductor Formation & Integration
Foundry Services: Custom Organic Synthesis

Laboratories

Laboratory of Chemical Coatings
Nanostructure laboratory
Metal electrochemistry laboratory
Material science and corrosion laboratory
Tribology Laboratory
Department of Catalysis
Department of Characterisation of Materials Structure
Laboratory of organic analysis
Laboratory of organic synthesis
Laboratory of spectroelectrochemistry
Laboratory of Semiconductor Structures
Laboratory of Electronic Processes
Sensor Integration Laboratory
Microwave Laboratory
Instrument Technology Laboratory
Hybrid Technology Laboratory
Nonlinear Dynamics and Nanophysics Laboratory
Fluctuation research laboratory
Electronic Structure Theory Laboratory
Megasystem physics laboratory
High Power Pulse Laboratory
Laboratory of Ultrafast optoelectronics
Optoelectronic Technology Laboratory
Semiconductor Optics Laboratory
Terahertz photonics laboratory
Department of Metrology
Environmental Physics and Chemistry Laboratory
Atmospheric Pollution Research Laboratory
Radiochemistry Laboratory
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Experimental Nuclear Physics Laboratory
Nuclear Gamma Resonance Laboratory
Laser Microfabrication Laboratory
Fiber Lasers Laboratory
Solid-State Lasers Laboratory
Optical Coatings Laboratory
Nanophotonics Laboratory
3D Technologies and Robotics Laboratory
Ultrafast Spectroscopy Laboratory
Biophysical Research Laboratory
Functional Nanomaterials laboratory
Industrial laboratory for Photonic Technologies
Technical textile laboratory
Textile surface modification, laminating and finishing laboratory
Personal protective equipment laboratory
Department of Textiles Physical – Chemical Testing
Accredited Corrosion Research Laboratory

Patents

Antibacterial coating of aluminium foil

Our technology envisage the widening of fields can be successfully used of the aluminium foils as fresh foods package material with uniformly coloured extremely thin, ca < 1.0 mm, anodic film. This technology was discovered for fabrication of extremely thin and flexible anodic film with encapsulated silver nano-species at the surface of commercial aluminium foils. The results obtained from in vitro tests indicated that as-formed Ag-in-alumina films containing ≥19 μg cm-2 of silver possessed antimicrobial properties and is promising as food packaging material. These coatings are crush-resistant during the packaging.

Technology for selective metal deposition on dielectric materials

The Selective Surface Activation Induced by Laser (SSAIL) is a new technology for writing electronic circuits directly onto the dielectric materiasl by modifying their surface properties with a laser has been developed at Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. Lasers can write the circuits directly by modifying the surface of polymersor glass followed by an electroless metal plating. SSAIL is a three-step process. The first is surface modification by a laser; second is chemical activation of modified areas; and the last step is copper deposition by electroless plating. The new technology offers laser writing speeds of up to 4m/s, keeping spatial plating pitch narrow as 25µm for polymers and less than 10 µm for glass.

Model of intelligent heating textile product

The model of the intelligent clothing product ensuring the comfortable microclimate to the user with two heating elements on the back was created. The offered model of intelligent heating textile product has a flexible and soft heating elements that are manufactured from 100% textile materials. The heating elements are resistant to moisture and water as well withstands the care procedures, such as machine wash. The temperature distribution on element is significantly more effective than on elements where wires are used in heating element. To provide the electrical conductivity of heating element, the polyester silver (Ag)-plated yarns are incorporated in the backside of the new knitted structure. Heating textile can be used as a protective wearing in low-temperature environments, as an intelligent sportswear, for disabled people, medical and military products

In total, we have 246 scientists and 500 researchers

Achievements

1

7th Framework programme project “Hub of Application Laboratories for Equipment Assesment in Laser Based Manufacturing” (APPOLO), leader G. Račiukaitis

2

7th Framework programme project “Novel Type of Terahertz Divices”, leader A. Krotkus

3

Research Executive Agency (REA), delegated by the European Commission granted project “Camelina & cramble Oil Crops Oleochemicals” (COSMOS), leader S. Asadauskas

4

REA granted project “Energy losses in nitride light-emitting diodes” (NITRIDE-SRH), leader A. Alkauskas

5

European Commission project EURATOM project “Baltic Region Initiative for Long Lasting Innovative Nuclear Technologies” (BRILLIANT), leader L. Juodis

6

European Space Agency (ESA) project “Bismides for Infrared photodetector” (BIRD), leader A. Krotkus

7

Horizon 2020 programme project “Photonics enhanced fAB LABS supporting the next revolution in digitalization” (PHABLABS), leader S. Orlovas

8

ERA project “Graphene-Manganite nanostructures for novel pulsed magnetic field sensors” (GRAMAS), leader R. Lukošė

9

ESA project “InfraRed Bismuth-based Sources” (IRBIS), leader R. Butkutė

1

7th Framework programme project “Hub of Application Laboratories for Equipment Assesment in Laser Based Manufacturing” (APPOLO), leader G. Račiukaitis

2

7th Framework programme project “Novel Type of Terahertz Divices”, leader A. Krotkus

3

Research Executive Agency (REA), delegated by the European Commission granted project “Camelina & cramble Oil Crops Oleochemicals” (COSMOS), leader S. Asadauskas

4

REA granted project “Energy losses in nitride light-emitting diodes” (NITRIDE-SRH), leader A. Alkauskas

5

European Commission project EURATOM project “Baltic Region Initiative for Long Lasting Innovative Nuclear Technologies” (BRILLIANT), leader L. Juodis

6

European Space Agency (ESA) project “Bismides for Infrared photodetector” (BIRD), leader A. Krotkus

7

Horizon 2020 programme project “Photonics enhanced fAB LABS supporting the next revolution in digitalization” (PHABLABS), leader S. Orlovas

8

ERA project “Graphene-Manganite nanostructures for novel pulsed magnetic field sensors” (GRAMAS), leader R. Lukošė

9

ESA project “InfraRed Bismuth-based Sources” (IRBIS), leader R. Butkutė

Contacts

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