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Nanoparticle research

Do you work with nanoparticles every day? Then you probably run into difficulties now and then. Nanoparticles are very small, but can have a big effect on the working of products in the industry. The exact size of the particles is therefore very important. That is why at Solids Solutions we regularly conduct nanoparticle testing. In our laboratory in Delft, we work on the technology of particles and powders. We study the properties of these small particles, so they can be applied correctly in the development of specific products.

BET surface analysis of nanoparticles

One way of investigating nanoparticles is to perform a BET analysis. In a BET surface area analysis of nanoparticles, an inert gas is adsorbed on the surface of the particles. From this the specific surface can be determined by monolayer formation. For information on the pore volume and pore size distribution, capillary condensation of nitrogen can be applied. This gas is used in most cases, but depending on the substance, another gas such as argon or carbon dioxide is sometimes needed. To perform BET analyses, various instruments are present in our laboratory and we use various techniques.

What else Solids Solutions does

You can call in Solids Solutions if you need advice on the development of an industrial product. We are there for various industries, such as the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, but also the building materials and animal feed industries. We share our knowledge by giving presentations, courses and seminars. We also regularly organise events in the field of powder and particle technology. In addition, you can view documents and research reports in our knowledge centre. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We like to think along with you and work towards a suitable solution.