Decisions should be based on Understanding. Understanding comes from Data. Data can be found in the literature but some times, a selected set of experiments is what is needed. We use the instrument needed, when needed. In fact, we have always found the instrument needed – when it didn’t exist, we built 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 neighbouring MAX IV 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