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Particle and Surface Analysis

Characterization of colloidal and surface effects to understand product performance

Surface Characterization

  • Element analysis on surfaces using EDX (X-Ray Diffraction Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • Large scale chemical surface analysis through Raman microscopy
  • Affinity and surface/interface interactions with QCM-D, fluorescence, contact angle, interface tension and surface potential

Particle Analysis

  • Particle size determination by LASER diffraction (0.1 – 3500 µm) and light scattering (0.01 – 200 µm)
  • Particle structure evaluation by light and electron microscopy (SEM, 200.000x magnification)

Innovation Enablers

  • Developing, screening and conducting tailor-made pre-screening experiments for project acceleration
  • Detailed colloid and surface analysis and product affinity screening for different surfaces (metals, ceramics, fabrics, polymers, waxes and biological surfaces)
  • Determination of particle sizes for "nano" registration
  • IP protection through benchmark analysis and scientific claim substantiation

Particle and Surface Analytical Techniques

  • Electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM-D)
  • Laser diffraction (Mastersizer3000)
  • Laser light scattering
  • Disc centrifuge laser diffraction
  • Surface potential (SurPASS)
  • Chemical surface analysis (Raman Microscopy)
  • Thin section
  • EDX element analysis
  • Light microscopy
  • Particle size distribution
  • Contact angle
  • Dynamic surface tension


Particle and Surface Analysis Technical Sheets

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