On the 22nd of December 2011 the corporation agreement was signed by Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, the Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Košice, the Institute of Experimental Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Košice and the Institute of Geotechnics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Košice. The contracting parties agreed on developing mutually beneficial cooperation, as well as on participating in solving innovative projects in cooperation with other partners and thus contributing to scientific research, technical and economic development in Slovakia, with the objective of creating excellent laboratories, rationalization of investment costs and their use.
Based on the agreement the contracting parties set up the Joint Laboratory of Transmission Electron Microscopy “SLTEM”, which will be able to solve significant tasks in advancement of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies using the methods of transmission electron microscopy, particularly in accordance with the activities of the project “Creating Infrastructure of Centre of Excellence of Progressive Materials with Nano and Submicron Structure” (ITMS code: 26220120035). The seat of the corporation is Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Science, Park Angelinum 9, Košice.
The signature of the corporation agreement and the SLTEM statute was followed by the ceremonial opening of the new laboratory equipped with cutting-edge transmission electron microscope with an acceleration tension of 200kV. The microscope enables to observe living and non-living matters‘ details using the magnification up to 1.5 million times and the definition of 0,2nm. It is also fitted with the STEM detector and the EDX detector for specimen chemical structure analysis.
The agreement was signed on the premises of UPJŠ Faculty of Science, Park Angelinum 9, and the parties were represented by :
UPJŠ in Košice: prof. MUDr. Ladislav Mirossay, DrSc., Rector
ÚVM SAV in Košice: RNDr. Peter Ševc, CSc., Director
ÚEF SAV in Košice: doc. RNDr. Karol Flachbart, DrSc., Director
ÚGt SAV in Košice : Ing. Víťazoslav Krúpa, DrSc.