RESEARCH, PROJECTS, ANALYSIS

We carry out materials analyses and the reporting of analysis results, as well as literature reviews and project services. We work cost-effectively and in close cooperation with research institutes that are our partners. The customer's wishes and needs are taken into account in all stages.

What you get:

  • a solution to an acute problem
  • certainty in material choices
  • test results to support sales
  • a better product
  • you will be able to study things that you cannot study with your own equipment

RESEARCH

  • Is there a stain on the surface? We can find out its composition.
  • Are you using two materials or methods and you need to compare those two? That can be done.
  • Do you want to see nanometer scale details? That can be done.
  • Do you want to see inside of solid material? That can be done, too.

Book your time for free consultation.

PROJECTS

  • Do you want to get hints for project financing?
  • Would you like to get some help for project application writing?
  • Are looking for experienced and trustful project partners?
  • Are materials part of your business? Are you recycling?

Contact us if your answer is YES.

ANALYSES

  • XPS or ESCA (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis) – for chemical analysis of solid surfaces.
  • SEM (Scanning electron microscopy) – (elektronimikroskopia)for seeing the smallest details of solid surfaces.
  • EDS (Energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis) – for elemental composition of solids.
  • tomography – to see inside of solid objects.
  • ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) – for exact concentration of liquids.
  • XRD (X-ray diffraction) - for structural analysis of solid materials.

Suggest an analysis method and we will find it for you.

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Muovipoli

Copper can be made harder by adding tin to it. Bronze, i.e. alloys of copper and tin, was one of the first metal alloys that were invented. The metal of this badly melted buckle is a mixture of copper and tin, with very few other elements. The materials of Viking Age jewelry can be examined using non-destructive methods.

The most important raw material of concrete is cement, and the production of cement causes enormous carbon dioxide emissions. The situation can be improved by producing the necessary heat in a sustainable way and by utilizing industrial side streams, such as blast furnace slag from iron production or fly ash produced in thermal power plants, as an alternative binder.

A lithium-ion cell consists of an anode, cathode, separator, electrolyte and current collectors. Manufacturing batteries is a complex process with hundreds of steps. Appropriate design and high manufacturing quality are required for the safe and reliable use of batteries in all applications. Cathode and anode surfaces can be examined e.g. with SEM imaging and element mapping.

A dental implant is often a surface-treated screw-like structure made of titanium (or a titanium alloy) imitating the root of a tooth. It is implanted into a hole drilled in the jawbone. A ceramic dental crown is made on top of the implant. Good binding of the new crown requires a reliable multi-layer structure between the titanium and the crown.

The burning of biomass for the production of electricity and heat is increasing worldwide, and as a result, the amount of fly ash generated from burning biomass increases. That increases the interest in finding new applications for the utilization of ash. Experiments were conducted on the use of fly ash as an ingredient in concrete.

Powdered samples of the vermiculite mineral were placed into glass capillaries and heated from 25 – 580°C. An XRD measurement was made every 2 – 3°C to observe the heat induced structural changes. It was found that during the heating, crude vermiculite passes through five discrete structural transformations resulting in decomposition of the vermiculite.

There was a need to get more detailed information about surfaces for the development of new products. So, three different sample types were studied: one clean polystyrene surface of the microtiter well, another polystyrene surface containing streptavidin proteins, third polystyrene surface containing both streptavidin and biotinylated antibody proteins. The research method was atomic force microscopy.

Tomography images that show the wood structure and the distribution of oil in the wood were taken. 800 x-ray images of the sample were taken from different directions and combined with computer assistance into one 3D structural image. The resolution of the method was 22 μm, which is good enough to distinguish the wood structure in detail.

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