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LIST - Materials Research and Technologies (MRT)

Upper organisation
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Research Center

5 rue des Hauts-Fourneaux
L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette


LIST develops competitive and market-oriented product/service prototypes for public and private stakeholders, and works across the entire innovation chain: fundamental and applied research, incubation, transfer of technologies. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies. LIST is an active member of several European networks, including the European association of RTOs (EARTO)

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) Department with is 170 researchers and engineers, to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on three thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, sustainable composite materials and manufacturing and process technologies, including scientific instrumentation.

LIST-MRT is member of

- European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EUMAT)

- European Multifunctional Materials Institute ( EMMI)

- Centre régional d'Innovation et de Transfert de Technologie (CRITT)

- Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

- Socété Chimique de France (SCF)

- Société Française des Microscopies (SFu)

- Société Française du Vide (SFV)

- Society of Porphirins and Phthalocyanines (SPP)

- Luxembourg Automotive Suppliers Industry (ILEA)

 - Composite Industry Luxembourg  (CIL)

- Luxembourg AutoMobility Cluster

- Luxembourg CleanTech Cluster

- Luxembourg HealthTech Cluster

- Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster

LIST - Materials Research and Technologies (MRT)

LIST - Materials Research and Technologies (MRT)

Contact Person
Emmanuel BIDAINE

is SME contact

LIST’s Process Engineering and Prototyping Platform offers a unique variety of expertise and pools cutting-edge equipment for coating, thin films, particle engineering, nano-fabrication, prototyping and functional measurements

  • HPVD, HIPIMS (incl. wire treatment)
  • Atm. Plasma deposition (incl. wire treatment)
  • ALD
  • Electrochemical Replication ECPR
  • Sol-gel
  • Layer-by-Layer
  • Fluidized bed
  • Ink Jet printing

. The Materials Characterization and Testing Platform offers a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in: 

  • Molecular analysis
  • TOF-SIMS (Time-Of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, IonTOF)
  • High-Resolution Mass spectrometry (Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Elite), equipped with ESI, APCI, AP-MALDI, DART ionization sources
  • MALDI-TOF (Matrix-Assisted laser Desorption/Ionization - Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometer, Autoflex III Smartbeam, Bruker)
  • Gel Permeation / Size Exclusion Chromatography / HPLC automated gradient system with integrated Fraction Collection (ThermoScientific Ultimate 3000)
  • Gas Chromatography (Varian Saturn 2000 GC/MS) with PAL auto-sampler for liquid, Headspace, SPME injections
  • Fourier Transform - Infra-Red (micro-)spectroscopy (Bruker Vertex 70) with Hyperion microscope, Grazing Angle, Attenuated Total Reflectance, Gas Cell and Transmission modes.
  • Surface and elementary analysis
  • SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry): CAMECA NanoSIMS 50, CAMECA IMS-6F modified, CAMECA SC-Ultra
  • XPS - UPS (X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Ultra-violet Photoelectron Spectroscopy): Kratos Axis-Ultra DLD
  • AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy): ThermoVG microlab 350
  • EDX (Energy Dispersive X-ray)
  • Structure, morphology and topography
  • Bruker D8 Discovery (series II) comprising a Cu Kα and Mo Kα anodes
  • PANalytical X'Pert Pro comprising a Cu Kα anode
  • Agilent AFM 5100 (availability of liquid cell)
  • Oxford Instruments MFP-3D Infinity AFM
  • KLA-Tencor profilometer
  • FEI Environmental SEM combined with EDX system
  • Hitatchi SU-70 SEM combined with EDX/WDS system
  • Mechanical testing and accelerated ageing
  • Static Universal Testing Machine
  • Dynamic Universal Testing Machine
  • Impact tester
  • Climatic Chambers
  • Artificial Light Chambers
  • Salt Spray Chamber
  • Thermo-physical analysis
  • DSC
  • DMA
  • TGA
  • MS
  • IR
  • LFA



the department MRT (Materials Research and Technologies) propose to the industry a support in terms of development of new advanced materials (surface and interface modification / functionalization) , production technics (cold plasma, sol-gel, layer-by-layer,...) , characterization and testing of the materials

Other activities
Materials characterization and testing
Service for Industry and SMEs