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.
Predominantely, we use methods and instruments at the Chemical Centre but in addition we utilize the possibilities present at neighbouring MAXlab 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 frontline. 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.
Here is an example of instruments used in many of our projects:
- Quartz Crystal Microbalance, QCM
- Atomic Force Microscopy, AFM
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, NMR
- Light Scattering Techniques, SLS, DLS, DWS, LD
- ATR-FTIR and IR-microscope
- X-ray Techniques, SAXS, XPD
And the foundament for any successful project is – of course – Colloidal theory.