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Powder X-ray diffractometers with Anton Paar reaction chamber and GIXRD+XRR for thin film analysis

Panalytical X'pert ProMPD and Panalytical X'pert Pro/PW 3040/60

MPD: Powder X-ray diffraction and Anton Paar reaction chamber: possibility for high-temperature measurements (1200 C) in selected atmosphere (oxygen, air, nitrogen).

PW3040: GIXRD and XRR for thin film characterization

PW3040: GIXRD and XRR for thin film characterization

Particle characterization unit

BELSORP-Mini II (Gas Adsorption)

    BELSORP-Mini II (Gas Adsorption)
    • Allows pore size and surface area of dry materials/powders to be determined
    • 3 independent sample ports that can be measured concurrently
    • Samples can be prepared in-situ with built-in heater (50 to 400 °C)
    • Adsorption gases available: N2 and He (others possible on request)
    • Cooling via liquid N2 Dewar (up to 30 hours measurement duration)
    •  Analyses methods include:
      • Adsorption/desorption isotherms
      • BET, Langmuir, BJH/CI/DH
    • Resolution = 0.01m2/g
    • Pore size = 0.07 to 400nm

    Malvern Mastersizer (Particle Sizer)

      Malvern Mastersizer (Particle Sizer)
      • Particle size range from 10nm to 3500μm
      • Auto dry powder dispersion units
        • Aero S (up to 3500μm)
      • Manual wet dispersion units
        • Hydro EV (up to 1000 ml)
        • Hydro SV (5.6mL - 7mL)
      • Dynamic image analysis
        • Hydro Sight (9 to 1000 μm; 3.75 fps)

      Quantachrome Ultrapyc 1200e (Pycnometer)

      Quantachrome Ultrapyc 1200e (Pycnometer)
      • Allows accurate determination of density and volume of powders/porous materials
      • Sample Volumes =
        • Large, 135 cm3
        • Medium, 50 cm3
        • Small, 10 cm3
      • Resolution = 0.0001 g/cm
      • Pressure range = 0.07 to ~1.4 bar
      • Uses He gas

      Retsch SM 300 (Cutting Mill)

      Retsch SM 300 (Cutting Mill)
      • Suitable for the grinding of soft, medium-hard, tough, elastic, fibrous and heterogeneous mixes of products
      • Material feed size < 60 x 80 mm
      • Final fineness = 0.25 - 20 mm
      • Speed range from 700 to 3000 RPM
      • Cyclone-suction-combination for light or small samples
      • Capacity = 0.25 to 5 l
      • Grinding tools = Heavy-metal free steel
      • Example materials: aluminium slag, WEEE, non-ferrous metals, plastics, polymers, textiles, waste and wood

      Motic BA310 MET-T (Light Microscope)

      Motic BA310 MET-T (Light Microscope)
      • Objective lenses:
        • 5x (n.a. = 0.13; W.D. 20.3 mm)
        • 10x (n.a. = 0.25; W.D. 17.5 mm)
        • 20x (n.a. = 0.40; W.D. 8.1 mm)
        • 50x (n.a. = 0.55; W.D. 8.4 mm)
      • Z-Axis movement 30 mm
      • Large sample stage (240 x 140 mm) with glass base for transmission analysis
      • Z-Axis movement 30 mm
      • Fine focus = 2 μm minimum increment
      • Halogen illumination

      Retsch PT 600 XL (Sample Divider)

      Retsch PT 600 XL (Sample Divider)
      • Suitable for soft, medium-hard, tough, elastic, fibrous and heterogeneous mixes of powdery products
      • Material feed size = ≤ 20 mm
      • Rotary speed = 18 - 53 RPM
      • Total capacity = 60 litres
      • Number of divisions:
        • 8 (7500 ml)
        • 10 (6000 ml)
      • Digitally adjusted vibratory feeder
      • Example materials: cement clinker, chemicals, construction materials, metal powders, minerals
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