The Center for Physical Sciences and Technology has specialized accredited departments for quality control and expert examination according to relevant ISO standards. At this moment we have 4 departments:
- Corrosion Research. The Accredited Corrosion Research Laboratory complies with the requirements of LST EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and has been accredited since December 2007 to carry out corrosion tests of metals and their alloys, anodic and cathodic metallic coatings, conversion coatings, anodic oxide coatings and organic coatings on metallic materials in neutral salt spray artificial atmosphere according to LST EN ISO 9227:2017. Accreditation certificate Nr. LA.01.083 and scope of accreditation.
- Mass Spectrometry Research. Mass Spectrometry Laboratory offers a complete radiocarbon dating service for a range of materials such as sediments, wood, charcoal, bone, water foraminifera, and peat used in archaeology, geology, environmental andatmospheric studies. MSL is equipped with single stage accelerator mass spectrometer (SSAMS, NEC, USA) since January 2016. An accuracy of the measured 14C/12C ratio is better than 0.3 %. Mass spectrometry laboratory is equipped with isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS).
- Studies of Textile Materials. Laboratory for Testing and Certification of Textiles carry out physical and chemical testing of textile materials, developing new testing methods for evaluation of functional properties of innovative textiles. The researchers of department participate in scientific investigations related to development of electrically conductive textile fabrics, smart textiles, materials with enhanced thermoregulatory properties. Department is accredited according LST EN ISO/IEC 17025 for physical and chemical testing of textile materials. Accreditation certificate No. LA.01.048. Department also is acting as a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – protective clothing, conformity assessment institution, accredited according LST EN ISO/IEC 17065, and is the Notified body which has identification number 1401 assigned by the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (European Commission). Accreditation certificate No.LA.011-03.
- Metrology. The Department of Metrology carries out the functions of the Lithuanian national metrology institute. Maintains and develops national standards realizing the units of measurement in the following metrology areas: thermometry; time and frequency; electricity and magnetism; amount of substance; ionizing radiation. Ensures traceability of the unit values realized to the International system of units SI; by performing measurements and calibrations, disseminates the values to the scientific and state establishments as well as industry of Lithuania; transmits the value of exact time via internet to any user requesting it for free. Together with the „Baltstamp“ company, provides authorized time-stamps to Lithuanian and foreign users. Takes part in international interlaboratory comparisons and proficiency tests (PT), organizes training courses, interlaboratory comparisons, and PT for Lithuanian laboratories. Provides consultancy on metrology issues. Publicly declares the best calibration and measurement capabilities. The department operates the quality management system implemented following the international standard LST EN ISO 17025.
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