Instruments & Methods
In our work, we want to get results – to prove ourselves right and give our customer data to rely decisions on. Frequently we get this through a set of experiments or analyses using the right instrument, often an instrument not available to most. We never have to settle with something less than the best for the experiment since we work in a good collaboration with departments at Lund University. In fact, we have always found the instrument needed – when it doesn’t exist, we build it.
Our technical strengths can be divided into four areas:
* Advanced NMR methods (including diffusion NMR and solid state NMR)
* Scattering techniques (light (DLS, SLS, 3DDLS, DWS), x-rays (SAXS and WAXS) and neutrons (SANS)
* Surface characterization techniques (ellipsometry, QCM-D, AFM, ESEM)
* Analytical chemistry (foremost HPLC)
Predominantly, we use methods and instruments at the Chemical Centre but in addition we utilize the possibilities present at neighboring MAX lab and have several collaborations with developers of innovative technologies for example Join at Ideon. This makes us prepared for questions and problems out of the ordinary. The use of these instruments, and the academic approach, are ways to stay in the front line. Advanced instruments can give better arguments for marketing at the same time as the academic perspective can show the way out of trial-and-error.
But the scientific community is extraordinary and through EUSMI we can also help industry use state-of-the art instrumentation from more than 20 groups of excellence in Europe.
Below are examples of instruments used in many of our project, but the base for any successful project is – of course – Colloidal theory.
Here’s our white paper on surface techniques used to study adsorption phenomena. CR_Whitepaper_Adsorption