Powder and Suspension Characterization

Group

The focus of process description, control and optimization but also quality protection lies on the analysis of the used materials. The accredited laboratory (DIN EN ISO/EC 17025) for powder and suspension characterization offers the assessment of materials with different chemical compositions: From ceramics based on oxides, carbides and nitrides over metals and carbides to glasses and organic materials.

 

Services offered

 

  • Assessment of the processing properties of powders
  • Suspension characterization for metrological supported slurry development
  • Online analysis for the assessment of surface charges
  • Characterization of ceramic components by gas adsorption and mercury porosimetry
  • Analysis of nanoparticles
  • Assessment of health and environmental impact of nanoparticles
  • Services and consultancy in the field of powder and suspension characterization

 

Technical equipment

 

  • Electrokinetic metrology
  • Electroacoustic metrology
  • Particle size analysis based on laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Rotation and oscillation viscosimetry
  • Particle shape identification using dynamic image analysis
  • Mercury porosimetry
  • Surface area analyzer by gas adsorption (BET)
  • Helium pyknometry

Current research

A better understanding of ceramic component surfaces

Topic

Processing properties of powders

Topic

Slurry development

Topic

Online measurement technoloqy for characterization of suspensions

Topic

Nano particle characterization

Topic

Characterization of nanoparticles for human toxicological investigations

Topic

Assessment of the environmental impact of nanoparticles

Topic

Surface measurement technologies

Topic

Powder and suspension characterization under REACH