Analysis and Measurement

We are able to arrange a complex material analysis due to our long-term cooperation with various universities and research institutions. Our products are analyzed mainly by methods mentioned bellow, that are provided by RCPTM (Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials). There are of course many other methods available - please contact us with your inquiry. 

Mössbauer spectroscopy (MS)

Is there a need for iron speciation analysis and quantification of the phases contained?

Mössbauer Spectroscopy is extremely precise, non-destructive gamma spectroscopy method, which is capable of investigating both physical and chemical structure information. MS is capable to analyze samples with low-concentrations of specific nuclei. MS is statistical method, thus sample measurement can take few days. 

X-ray powder diffraction (XRD)

Do you need to characterize crystallinity and phase composition?

X-ray powder diffraction is fast nondestructive physical method commonly used for structural and phase analysis of crystalline phases and determination of particle and crystallite size of nanocrystalline materials. X-ray powder diffraction with employed high-temperature/reaction chamber can be utilized for all above mentioned analysis in non-ambient conditions (i.e., elevated temperature and/or gas pressure), and furthermore, for performing in-situ monitored thermally induced solid state reactions and solids-gas reactions.

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

Are you interested in an elemental composition of the surface/upper layers?

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy is an advanced non-destructive technique for investigation the chemical composition of surfaces (so-called ESCA – electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis). It has powerful and unique ability to explore the first few atomic layers of materials studied and assign chemical states to the detected atoms.

Dynamic light scattering (DLS)

Do you want to study behaviour of your colloid in solution?

This method enables determination of average particles size and size distribution as well as characterization of the highly concentrated systems in wide size interval from 0,6 nm to 6 μm. Measurements can be performed in temperature range 2°C - 90°C. It is also possible to carry out measurements of zeta potential of the particles of size from 3,8 nm - 100 μm using PALS method (Phase Analysis Light Scattering).

Surface area measurement (BET)

Does your solid sample require a surface area characterization?

DLS.pngPhysisorption measurements serve for the specific surface area determination and determination of the micro- and meso-pores widths of the porous materials (sorption gases N2 and Kr). Applicable for samples with specific surface area from 0,2 m2/g (nitrogen) or 0,005 m2/g (crypton) with measurement error 2-3 %; and minimum pores width from 0,35 nm (nitrogen). Sample is prepared by  vacuuming and heating up to 450°C.